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CATALOG 10-11

Pleasant Hill campus San Ramon VALLEY CENTER

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Pleasant Hill Campus San Ramon Valley Center

2010-2011

Fall 2010 • Spring 2011 • Summer 2011

Catalog Sixty-first academic year accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges American Culinary Federation The American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation

approved by The California State Department of Education The Department of Homeland Security


Contra Costa Community College District Administration District Governing Board 2010 - 2011 Anthony Gordon Sheila A. Grilli John T. Nejedly Jess Reyes Tomi Van de Brooke District Chancellor Helen Benjamin Diablo Valley College President Judy E. Walters

Mailing address Pleasant Hill Campus 321 Golf Club Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Telephone: 925-685-1230 Fax: 925-685-1551 Website: www.dvc.edu

San Ramon Valley Center 1690 Watermill Road San Ramon, CA 94582 Telephone: 925-866-1822 Fax: 925-866-8090 Website: www.dvc.edu

Diablo Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional-accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Notice: The information contained in this catalog describes the anticipated programs, courses, rules, regulations, and fees of Diablo Valley College. These are subject to change at any time. We disclaim liability for any unintended errors in this publication.


Diablo Valley College administration Diablo Valley College President..................................................................................... Judy E. Walters Vice President of Instruction.............................................................................................. Susan Lamb Vice President of Student Services...................................................................... Donna Floyd, interim Vice President of Finance and Administration......................................................... Christopher Leivas Executive Dean of Information Technology and Services................................................ Ben Seaberry Executive Dean of San Ramon Valley Center ................................................................... Kevin Horan Senior Dean, Curriculum and Instruction, Accreditation Liaison Officer.................Ted Wieden, interim Director of the Foundation...................................................................................................Cindy Goga Director of Marketing and Communications................................................................. Chrisanne Knox Dean of Career Technical Education and Economic Development.................................... Kim Schenk Dean of Outreach, Enrollment and Matriculation...................................................Beth Hauscarriague Dean of Planning, Research and Student Outcomes................................................ Mohamed S. Eisa Dean of Student Life........................................................................................................... William Oye Dean of Counseling and Support Services..................................................................Terry Armstrong Dean of Biological and Health Sciences ......................................................................... Dennis Smith Dean of English...................................................................................................... Ellen Kruse, interim Dean of Math and Computer Science ........................................................................Rachel Westlake Dean of Physical Education, Athletics and Dance......................................................Christine Worsley Dean of Social Sciences.................................................................................................Lynden Krause Dean of Applied and Fine Arts .................................................................................Michael Almaguer Dean of Business................................................................................................... Ellen Kruse, interim Dean of Physical Sciences and Engineering . ................................................................. Dennis Smith Dean of San Ramon Valley Center................................................................................ Kathleen Costa Dean of Library and Learning Resources ...................................................................... Ann Patterson Senior Academic/Student Services Manager for CalWORKs, Career and Employment Services, Cooperative Work Experience, and Transfer.......................................................Nicola Place Senior Academic/Student Services Manager, SRVC...................................................Yvonne Canada Academic/Student Services Manager for DSS............................................................... Stacey Shears Academic/Student Services Manager, Relations with Schools and Information Center... Tonia Teresh Academic/Student Services Manager-EOPS/CARE.......................................................... Emily Stone Academic/Student Services Manager - Educational Talent Search................Jackie Jones-Castellano Academic/Student Service Manager, International Students.......................................Gloria Zarabozo Academic/Student Service Manager, Student Life......................................................... Adriana Lopez Director of Admissions and Records...................................................................................Ileana Dorn Director of Financial Aid................................................................................................... Brenda Jerez Bookstore Manager................................................................................................................Bill Foster Central Services Manager....................................................................................... Jim Conley, interim Food Services Manager.............................................................................................. George Delfabro Custodial Manager...................................................................................................Antonio Melendrez Buildings and Grounds Manager.......................................................................................... Guy Grace


Table of contents Section One - Introduction ...............................................................................7 An overview of programs................................................................. 10 Getting the most out of DVC........................................................... 11 Admission........................................................................................ 12 How to apply.................................................................................... 13 Fees, costs and refunds.................................................................. 13 Financial assistance........................................................................ 15 Registering for classes.................................................................... 17 Student resources........................................................................... 20 Extracurricular activities.................................................................. 26 More educational programs............................................................ 28 Academic/instructional policies and procedures........................... 30 Academic calendar 2010-2011........................................................ 51 Section Two - Transfer information ...............................................................52 Transfer to the CSU......................................................................... 53 Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)... 54 Transfer to UC.................................................................................. 55 Transfer to independent (private and out-of-state) colleges and

universities............................................................................... 55

Section Three - Requirements for associate degrees, general education, and certificate programs ................................56 DVC Associate degree requirements.............................................. 57 General education options.............................................................. 61

Option 1- DVC general education........................................... 61

Option 2 - IGETC - Intersegmental General Education

Transfer Curriculum......................................................................... 65

Option 3 - CSU - California State University general

education pattern................................................... 69

Career/technical programs.............................................................. 72 Certificate programs and associate degrees.................................. 73 Section Four - Program level student learning outcomes...........................74 Section Five - Program and course description index . ..............................92 Section Six - Faculty, administration, emeriti ........................................... 328 Index ............................................................................................. 338 Telephone directory . .................................................................... 341 DVC locations................................................................................ 342 Campus map ................................................................................ 343


DVC catalog 2010-2011 Section one

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Introduction . ........................................................................................... 7 An overview of programs....................................................................... 10 Getting the most out of DVC.................................................................. 11 Admission.............................................................................................. 12 How to apply.......................................................................................... 13 Fees, costs and refunds........................................................................ 13 Financial assistance............................................................................... 15 Registering for classes.......................................................................... 17 Student resources................................................................................. 20 Extracurricular activities........................................................................ 26 More educational programs.................................................................. 28 Academic/instructional policies and procedures................................. 30 Academic calendar 2010-2011.............................................................. 51


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Introduction District and college history The Contra Costa Community College District first opened its doors in 1949. It is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. CCCCD serves a population of over 1,000,000 people, and its boundaries encompass all but 48 of the 734 square mile land area of Contra Costa County. The district reaches from San Francisco Bay on the west to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Byron on the east and from the Carquinez Strait and Suisun Bay on the north to Alameda County on the south. The district is made up of three colleges: Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, which also has a center in San Ramon; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; and Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, which also has a center in Brentwood. The District Office is located in historic downtown Martinez. The publicly supported Contra Costa Community College District offers students low-cost access to quality higher education through a variety of programs including associate degrees, transfer credit to four-year colleges, vocational training, developmental education, English as a Second Language (ESL), economic development services, community service, and lifelong learning opportunities. Formerly known as East Contra Costa Junior College, DVC officially began offering courses in 1949 in some of the most unlikely sites: high schools, banks, churches, and even an old army camp. On October 5, 1950, the College Board of Trustees purchased a piece of land for the college’s per-

manent home at a cost of $172,500. Originally home to the Costanoan Indians, the land was granted to William Welch in 1844 by the Mexican government. The parcel became part of his huge Rancho Las Juntas, which then included northwestern Walnut Creek, all of Pleasant Hill, and the northeastern half of Martinez. After World War II, the land was subdivided into housing tracts, one of which was purchased for the new college. The college moved to its present site in 1952, and began holding classes in ten steel buildings acquired from the government for $45 each. The name Diablo Valley College was adopted in 1958. For over 50 years, DVC has maintained a well-defined vision of its future. Central to this vision has always been a deep commitment to the needs of students - a commitment that continues to be honored today. The 1960s and 1970s were a period of rapid expansion as the student body grew and the campus developed. In the 1980s the college established a satellite center, the San Ramon Valley Center, to serve the needs of students in South County. During that same time, a study abroad program and an international student program were created. The 1990s saw increased use of technology to support instruction and a greater diversity of course selections to serve student needs. The college also developed long-term economic partnerships with local businesses. Now well into the 21st century, DVC‘s student body reflects the growing multiculturalism and diversity found in California. DVC’s main campus is located off Interstate 680 in Pleasant Hill on one hundred acres of gently rolling hills in

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view of Mt. Diablo, a northern California landmark. It is the college of choice for many students from the private and public high schools in nearby Martinez, Mt. Diablo, San Ramon and Acalanes school districts, as well as neighboring geographic areas. The new San Ramon Valley Center in Dougherty Valley opened its doors to students in November of 2006. DVC employs more than 1,100 faculty and staff, and serves nearly 22,000 students each term. Among community colleges, DVC has one of the highest rates of transfer to the University of California, California State University, and other in-state private and out-of-state institutions.

Vision Statement Diablo Valley College will continuously evolve as a learning centered institution committed to the community it serves, to the development of our students as responsible citizens of the world, and to the positive transformation of student lives.

Statement of Values Diablo Valley College is committed to the following core values:

2. Equity - the promotion and enhancement of equal opportunities for success for all groups of students regardless of their backgrounds or cultures. 3. Excellence - the pursuit of the highest standards for our students and for the institution as a whole. 4. Creativity - the encouragement of imagination and innovation in support of student and institutional progress. 5. Diversity - a sincere respect for differences among perspectives, ideas, peoples, and cultures. 6. Integrity - the responsibility to both teach and model the rigorous pursuit of truth and self-knowledge. Responsiveness - effective response to the needs of our students and our community.

8. Collaboration - a team effort to earn and develop trust, respect, and appreciation for the contributions of all persons. 9. Communication - the exchange of ideas and information freely, with candor, honesty, and respect. 10. Academic Freedom - the free exploration of ideas and perspectives by all members of the community and the responsibility inherent in such freedom. 11. Accountability - the continuous assessment of institutional effectiveness as evidence of how well we are fulfilling the trust placed in us by the community. 12. Stewardship - leadership for the community in the wise use of resources and the protection of the environment.

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Diablo Valley College (DVC) is passionately committed to student learning through the intellectual, scientific, artistic, psychological, and ethical development of its diverse student body. DVC prepares students for transfer to fouryear universities; provides career and technical education; supports the economic development of the region; offers pre-collegiate programs; and promotes personal growth and lifelong learning. DVC defines its students, both matriculated and prospective, as individuals who show interest in and ability to benefit from a college education. The college’s open admission policy is grounded in the belief that opportunity and quality can coexist in a diverse educational environment. The college provides a core of liberal arts and science courses, specialized career/technical programs, and support services to meet the diverse needs and abilities of students. Four primary missions constitute the critical educational functions of the college.

1. Transfer

1. Learning - the growth, development and goal achievement of all students, staff, and faculty.

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The college ensures access to a baccalaureate degree for all members of the community, regardless of their circumstances or prior academic record, by providing the full range of freshman and sophomore level courses necessary for transfer. These courses are of sufficient breadth, depth and rigor to ensure that transfer students are as well prepared to succeed in upper division work as those who complete their first two years at a four-year college or university. The college also provides counseling and academic planning services, timely and accurate information about transfer requirements, and the necessary articulation agreements to facilitate the transfer process. The college faculty and staff are dedicated to the active identification, encouragement and support of students who have the desire and ability to pursue a baccalaureate degree.

2. Workforce development In order to ensure a well-trained workforce, the college provides a wide variety of career/technical education programs and general education courses designed to prepare students for new careers, career changes and career advancement. The college also provides students with access to the support services and career development services necessary to help them establish and fulfill educational plans appropriate to their career goals. The college’s career/technical education programs are responsive to the changing needs of the business community and of the regional economy. The programs are focused not only on the educational needs of individuals but on the workforce development needs of the community as well.

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3. Economic development In addition to providing strong career/technical programs, the college supports the economic development of the region through its leadership in planning, its encouragement of partnerships for economic growth, and the provision of contract-based training to meet the needs of business and the community. The aim of the college’s economic development efforts is to ensure that the region has the planning, development and training capacity necessary to attract and retain business, and to maintain the region’s economic vitality.

4. Pre-collegiate preparation The college ensures meaningful access to its collegiate programs by providing a broad range of pre-collegiate courses designed to develop the basic skills necessary to succeed in college level courses. The college is committed to offering courses responsive to student needs and to individual learning styles. The college also is committed to providing the comprehensive student support services necessary to help students overcome their educational limitations. The aim of the pre-collegiate program is to empower students to become confident and independent learners, to recognize and build on individual strengths, and to encourage students’ further education.

5. Personal growth and lifelong learning In addition to these primary missions, the college acknowledges and honors its traditional role as a center for lifelong learning by providing classes, events and activities that promote lifelong learning and enrich the community’s cultural, intellectual and recreational environment. In order to fulfill these missions, the college seeks to maintain a physical environment that is safe and conducive to learning and intellectual growth, while operating in accordance with the highest standards of fiscal and administrative accountability. The college environment is enhanced through the use of the most recent information technology, which offers the college community access to resources from throughout the world.

Philosophy The primary objective of Diablo Valley College is the development, growth and success of each of its students. We believe that student learning is paramount and comprises not simply the transference of knowledge and skills, but also a process of intellectual, artistic, political, ethical, physical and spiritual exploration. At DVC, such learning is the mutual responsibility of the college and the student.

We recognize the dignity and intrinsic worth of the individual and will make every effort to design programs to meet individual needs, interests and capacities. We believe a broad range of educational approaches and support services is necessary in order to ensure that each student achieves his or her potential. In fulfilling these objectives and principles, the college affirms its intention: • to provide the highest possible level of education and support services in order to help students develop and realize their goals; • to provide the highest possible level of access to a student body which reflects the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of our community; • to provide students with opportunities for the development of values, ethical behavior, aesthetic appreciation, and a sense of civic responsibility; • to establish open communication with students and to provide them with opportunities to participate in institutional decision-making; • to enhance self-esteem and a sense of individual responsibility; • to provide a campus climate that encourages tolerance, mutual respect, civility, and the free and open exchange of ideas; and • to instill an appreciation for the values and contributions of other cultures and to foster a global and international perspective among all students. We will continually seek and support a dedicated, highly qualified staff that is diverse in terms of cultural background, ethnicity, and intellectual perspective and that is committed to fostering a climate of academic freedom and collegiality. We will encourage and support professional development opportunities for all staff members and we will all share in the responsibility for helping students to achieve their educational goals. Diablo Valley College affirms its responsibility to address the diverse needs of the communities it serves and to provide leadership in the civic, cultural, and economic development of the region. We believe that widespread access to excellent postsecondary education is the cornerstone of a democratic society.

Faculty commitment to students DVC’s faculty is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of its community, in accordance with the purposes and regulations that appear in the Education Code of California. The following statement summarizes the faculty’s beliefs and concepts about the purpose of this college: We believe that one of our leadership responsibilities is to identify the educational needs of our community. Our students

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come to us with a variety of aspirations, interests, and abilities, and each brings to DVC a certain level of maturity and preparation. We recognize that the student must decide which educational programs to pursue, but we also feel obliged to assist each student make informed choices and to develop the skills and proficiencies appropriate to college work. We believe that a good education is fundamental to the democratic process. Therefore, we value the unique contributions of each student and we believe all of DVC’s educational programs are of equal importance. We believe the heart of the college is the student and the student is a whole human being - the sum of one’s feelings, beliefs, thoughts, and attitudes, as well as physical, emotional, and intellectual needs. Hence, we encourage self-reliance, self-direction, intelligent use of the elements of our broad cultural heritage, and a genuine and critical quest for truth. We believe that to teach is to help people grow in many different ways, and that learning is an active, lifelong process of thinking, feeling, and doing. We believe that an excellent college education motivates students to learn well and gives students the ability to transfer, improve and/or develop new work-related skills, and derive meaning from their learning. Therefore, we strive for a balance between specialization and generalization when organizing and presenting subject matter. Finally, we believe that close student-faculty relationships both contribute to learning and make it more enjoyable.

Shared governance Shared governance, the college’s decision-making process, involves many members of the DVC community. Representative students, faculty, classified, and management staff confer with each other in committees. These representative committees recommend a variety of educational policies to guide the institution and district. This involvement represents a continuing response to the challenge of recognizing diverse perspectives and incorporating their dynamic influences into the college’s decisionmaking process.

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An overview of programs DVC’s educational programs satisfy the needs of a diverse student body. DVC offers these programs at the Pleasant Hill campus; at the San Ramon Valley Center; and at other various locations throughout the district.

DVC day programs A full selection of classes is offered during the day. There are classes that run for an entire term and also short-term classes and workshops.

DVC evening and weekend programs Many full-term and short-term classes are available in the evenings and on the weekends, offering students flexibility in their scheduling. Students can earn an associate degree or satisfy general education transfer requirements to UC and CSU by attending only evening and weekend classes. Students can also complete the requirements for many certificates of achievement at night. See the class schedule for a listing of those career/technical programs that may be completed during evenings and/or weekends.

Online and hybrid classes DVC and SRVC offer a growing selection of online and hybrid classes, making higher education more accessible to a larger number of students. Online classes are taught almost exclusively through the Internet requiring students to attend very few face-to-face meetings. Hybrid classes use a combination of class meetings and online instruction. To find out more about online classes, visit www.dvc.edu/online.

DVC summer programs Full and short-term classes are available during summer days and evenings, offering students the opportunity to complete a course for a full term’s credit in several convenient, condensed formats. See summer schedule.

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San Ramon Valley Center The San Ramon Valley Center (SRVC) is DVC’s location in San Ramon and currently enrolls over 4,000 students each semester. Our new campus is a state-of-the-art educational facility that has been designed to meet the expanding learning needs of our community. Many students take all of their classes at the San Ramon Valley Center, while others enroll in classes at both the San Ramon and the Pleasant Hill locations. The San Ramon Valley Center is located in the Dougherty Valley adjacent to the Dougherty Station Library and Community Center. SRVC provides an opportunity for DVC students to receive the same excellent instruction in an intimate setting. The San Ramon Valley Center offers a full complement of general education courses that meet associate degree requirements and/or transfer to a four-year institution. In addition, SRVC offers Computer Information Systems (CIS) A.S. degrees and certificates in the latest software and network technology areas. Note: SRVC class offerings are listed in the print schedule, following the Pleasant Hill sections for each class, under the heading San Ramon Valley Center. The online schedule lists classes offered at both locations, by course. Those taught solely at SRVC can be searched separately. Students at SRVC have access to many of the same services available at the Pleasant Hill campus including admissions, assessment, bookstore, career and employment services, computer labs, counseling, disabled student services, EOPS, financial aid and scholarship information, job postings, math, foreign language, reading and writing, and computer labs, library, orientation classes, student life and activities, transfer workshops, and other student service information and programs. SRVC is located at 1690 Watermill Road in San Ramon. The telephone number is listed in the telephone directory in the back of the catalog. SRVC’s website is www.dvc.edu.

Getting the most out of DVC Setting educational and career goals Many students enter DVC with clearly defined educational or career goals, while many others are still exploring their options. DVC is a place where students can investigate their interests and abilities, and learn how to set goals. Students are encouraged to use DVC’s counseling, assessment, career and employment services to help set and attain their educational and career goals. Students are also encouraged to build relationships with faculty who are in their areas of interest. They can provide students with the information, support, and guidance to help them reach their goals. The most important service new students should take advantage of when entering DVC is the matriculation program. This program, described below, is designed to help students succeed. Research shows that students who have participated in the matriculation program have far greater success in class work than students who have not participated. Continuing students should meet with a counselor each term to update their educational plans and to get advice about which courses will best fulfill their plans.

Matriculation Matriculation is a process that helps new students learn about the college and themselves. Through this process, students develop their educational plans and select the most appropriate courses for their interests and abilities. All new students are expected to participate in matriculation. Although matriculation is voluntary, new students who participate receive a higher priority registration appointment than those who do not. Students begin the matriculation process when they submit their application for admission. At this point, students sign up for Counseling 095 orientation. Once they have completed assessment and Counseling 095, they are eligible for a priority registration appointment.

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New students may receive an earlier registration appointment without matriculating if they have an associate or higher degree, are enrolling in six units or fewer, or are enrolling:

In Counseling 095, students also meet individually or in small groups with a counselor to plan their first-term courses and to begin working on a larger educational plan. The student and counselor review the student’s goals, prior course work, and assessment test results.

• to learn or update job skills, • to maintain a certificate or license, • for special personal interest.

Assessment After submitting the application, the next step is to sign up for English and math assessment testing. Please refer to the Assessment Center website for testing times, sample tests, and current policy. The assessment results indicate a student’s skill level in these subjects. This information helps students to select courses in which they are most likely to succeed. In addition to assessment information, students also base their course choices on their previous grades, job experience, and personal level of confidence. Assessment sessions are offered throughout the year and take about two and a half hours. ESL and chemistry assessment are also available. The Assessment Center is located in the Student Services Center, lower level, next to the Information Center at the Pleasant Hill Campus and in the East Building, rooms 161 and 164 at the San Ramon Valley Center.

A student is eligible for admission if he or she: • has graduated from high school, or • is 18 years of age or older and is no longer in high school, or

California residence status is determined by the Admissions and Records Office. A student is generally eligible for residency if he or she has lived in California for at least one year prior to the beginning of the term in which he or she wishes to enroll, and can show evidence of California residency.

New students need not take the English assessment if they have received a “C” grade or better in a college course equivalent to English 122 - Freshman English: Composition and Reading.

Non-residence status Students who are nonresidents must pay a non-resident tuition fee in addition to the other usual college fees. For more information, see “fees, costs, and refunds.”

New students need not take the math assessment if they have received a “C” grade or better in a college or high school course equivalent to Math 110 - Elementary Algebra.

International students

For more information, contact the Assessment Center or Admissions and Records Office.

Orientation and advising Once students complete assessment, they are ready for the orientation and advisement course, Counseling 095. This course consists of two three-hour class sessions or an all-day Saturday session. The course is taught by a counselor who provides information about DVC academic and career/ technical programs, special programs, support services, and career opportunities. The counselor also discusses general education patterns and transfer requirements, degree and certificate requirements, grading, and add/drop policies.

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• has passed the State of California Certificate of Proficiency Test or the General Educational Development Test (GED).

Please refer to the Assessment Center website for testing times, sample tests and current policy www.dvc.edu/assessment.

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The counselor advises students regarding course selection and points out specific support services that might be of help to the student. Students are encouraged to check on their progress toward their goals by meeting each term with a counselor.

Diablo Valley College is committed to global education and is a leader in advancing international education in the United States. More than 1,000 international students representing 64 countries attend DVC yearly. The diverse cultures of these students help to enrich our campus community. International students interested in applying to DVC can download and print out the application from www.dvc.edu/international. International students are required to comply with immigration regulations and must submit supporting documents for admission purposes. A checklist to ensure that students understand what they need to submit to be admitted as an international student to DVC is available at www.dvc.edu/isas-checklist. International students must pay the international student rate for courses in addition to the usual college fees.

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For international students applying from within the United States, the deadline for fall semester admission is July 15. For international students applying from outside the United States, the deadline for fall semester admission is July 1. The spring admission deadline for all international students is December 1. All international students are required by law to report to the designated school official at the International Student Admission and Services (ISAS) office when they arrive on campus, transfer institutions, or leave the country.

Transferring to DVC DVC welcomes transfer students from other colleges. Transfer students should follow our general application procedures listed in the following section. Transfer students should send official transcripts of their prior college work to the Admissions and Records Office. International students who wish to transfer to DVC must submit an international student application and must send all documents including transcripts to the International Student Admissions and Services Office.

How to apply General applications New and returning students All students who are new or who have been absent for more than one academic year are required to file a new application for admission with the Admissions and Records Office. Go to www.dvc.edu and click on “Apply Now Online.”

Transcripts Students should send their official transcripts to the Admissions and Records Office if they plan to use their prior course work to satisfy a degree/certificate requirement or a transfer curriculum’s general education requirements. Official transcripts are also needed to verify units completed and GPA for various financial assistance programs and when meeting with a counselor. These transcripts become part of the student’s official file and will not be released to the student or other colleges.

Programs requiring special application Dental programs Students who wish to enter the dental hygiene program must meet the prerequisites prior to enrollment.

Fees, costs and refunds Enrollment fees* California resident enrollment fees California resident enrollment fee is $26 per unit.

Non-resident fees Non-California resident students are charged $207 per unit ($181 per unit plus $26 per unit enrollment fee) if they are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Non-residents of the United States are charged $214 per unit ($188 per unit plus $26 per unit enrollment fee). Enrollment fees are due at the time of registration. *All fees are subject to change

Enrollment fee and non-resident tuition refunds Our refund policy complies with and is based upon Title 5 regulation and the Education Code. A detailed refund policy is posted at the Cashier’s Office at the Pleasant Hill Campus and at the Admissions Office at SRVC. Diablo Valley College

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For a full term-length class In order to obtain a refund, students must officially drop units within the first two weeks of a term.

For short-term classes and summer classes In order to obtain a refund, students must officially drop units within the first 10% of the length of the class.

Parking permit refunds

Fines range from $35 for parking in a regular space without a permit, to over $275 for parking in a space reserved for the handicapped.

• officially drop all units within the first two weeks of the term. • return the parking permit to the Cashier’s Office at the Pleasant Hill Campus or at the Admissions Office at SRVC.

Course materials fees In order to obtain a refund, students must officially drop the class within the first two weeks of the term length class. Refunds can be requested at the Cashier’s Office or at the Admissions Office at SRVC.

Schedule of classes and catalog Catalogs and class schedules may be purchased at the Book Center, or are available free online.

Student debts to the college Students are expected to clear their financial debts promptly. Students who owe DVC money for overdue library books, returned checks, or other debts will not be allowed to use college services (such as registering for classes or obtaining official transcripts) until their debts are paid.

Other fees and expenses

Student union fee

ASDVC discount sticker

The $1 per unit fee helps pay for the maintenance of the Student Union Building. The maximum fee is $10 per student per academic year.

Students may purchase an optional $8 ASDVC discount sticker to affix to their Connect Card entitling them to discounts for student related activities on campus and local merchants off campus.

Transcript fees

Books, supplies, and course material fees Students must purchase all books and many of the supplies required by their classes. When possible, the Book Center sells used books at reduced prices. The average cost for books is $250 - $350 per term for a full-time student.

Field trip fees Sometimes students must provide their own transportation for field trips. Students are expected to pay entrance fees for theaters, galleries, and other activities. Instructors will give alternate assignments to students who cannot afford the cost of a field trip.

Parking fees Effective fall 2010 on the Pleasant Hill campus during the fall and spring terms, parking permits are $40 per term for automobiles, $20 per term for motorcycles and mopeds, and $1 for optional permit carriers. Daily parking fees are presently $2.00 per day, but will be raised to $3.00 per day as soon as the credit card option is operational. A two week notice will be provided prior to the implementation of the

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Parking violations

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increase during the fall term and a credit card option will be available on the parking permit machines. Financial aid students are eligible for a discounted parking permit for $20. DVC permits are only required from 6 a.m. Monday morning until 5 p.m. on Friday and are valid at LMC and CCC. During the summer, parking permits are $3 per day for daily parking, $20 per term for automobiles, and $10 for motorcycles and mopeds.

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Students receive two official transcripts within the district free of charge. Additional copies are $5 each, payable in advance. A signature is required to release the transcripts. Transcript requests are accepted by mail, fax or in person. Fax requests must also include a VISA or MC number and expiration date. Please allow 7-10 working days for processing. Rush service is also generally available (24 hour service) for a cost of $10 per transcript.

Verification of enrollment fees Students receive free verification of enrollment through WebAdvisor (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week). Verifications requested through the Admissions and Records Office will be assessed a $2 fee for each request processed after the first two free copies have been issued. All requests must be made in writing. Please allow 7-10 working days for processing. Express service is available (24 hour service) for a cost of $5 per verification.

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Voluntary student medical insurance

How to apply

Students may apply for insurance to cover serious illness or injury and the hospital expenses involved. Various lowcost plans are available for students and their dependents. Brochures are available in the Admissions and Records Office, Student Life Office, or from the Dean of Student Life at the Pleasant Hill Campus, or in the West Lobby or Learning Commons at the San Ramon Valley Center. Applications must be completed within 30 days after classes start. Students must carry at least six units of course work to be eligible.

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Financial aSSistance Financial aid Diablo Valley College has a broad range of financial aid programs. Over nine million dollars in financial aid is awarded to eligible students annually. Interested students should go to the Financial Aid, EOPS, or Scholarship Offices at the Pleasant Hill Campus for more information. In San Ramon, students can visit the West Lobby, the Learning Commons or the Admissions Office. Students may also visit www.dvc.edu/financialaid.

Notification Upon completion of any additional requirements, eligible students are mailed an award letter.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) These funds are limited. This grant does not have to be repaid.

Eligibility Students must be eligible for a Pell grant and demonstrate a need for additional money to meet the cost of their education. Students must comply with the college’s financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

How to apply Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Meeting the priority deadline of March 2 means that students will have priority for receiving the grant; however, applications are accepted as long as funds are available.

Notification Eligible students are mailed an award letter.

Grants

Cal Grant

Board of Governors’ fee waiver This is a California state program that waives enrollment fees. This waiver does not have to be repaid.

Eligibility Students must be residents of California, meet income standards, or demonstrate financial need as determined by the federal financial aid application.

How to apply Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students may also complete a Board of Governor’s Waiver (BOGW) application, which is available in the Financial Aid Office. The BOGW form must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office for processing.

Federal Pell grant Students may receive a Pell Grant as determined by the Department of Education. This grant does not have to be repaid.

Eligibility Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the federal financial aid application and comply with the college’s financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

There are three main types of Cal Grants (A, B and C). Cal Grant A can be used for fees and tuition at four-year public and private colleges (not Community Colleges). Cal Grant B provides low-income students with a living allowance and assistance with tuition and fees. The maximum a Community College student can receive in one year through Cal Grant B is $1,551. Cal Grant C helps pay tuition and training costs for career/technical courses, to a maximum of $576 for two years.

Eligibility Students must be residents of California, demonstrate financial need, and maintain certain academic standards.

How to apply Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit a certified GPA Verification Form to the state of California. The GPA Verification Form must be completed and postmarked by March 2 and/or September 2. The GPA verification form is available in the Financial Aid Office.

Notification Eligible students are mailed award letters from the state of California and the college.

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Work-Study

Other aid and benefits

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Child Development Training Consortium First 5 ECE Professional Development Program

Students participating in the Federal Work-Study Program work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) to help meet their educational costs. Work-study jobs are available at a variety of on-campus and off-campus locations. The funds are limited and administered through the Financial Aid Office.

Eligibility Students must demonstrate the need for additional funds to meet the cost of education. They must also comply with the college’s financial aid satisfactory academic progress policy.

How to apply Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Meeting the March 2 priority deadline means that students will have priority for receiving federal work-study funds; however, applications are accepted as long as funds are available. To inquire about or apply for Federal Work Study (FWS), please come to the Financial Aid Office.

Notification

Students are notified by the Financial Aid Office.

Loans Federal loans Low interest federal Stafford loans are available to students and parents. For specific information contact the Financial Aid Office or visit the financial aid web page at www.dvc.edu/financialaid.

Financial aid is also available for students preparing for a career in early childhood education. Tuition stipends are available through the Child Development Training Consortium for students currently employed in child development programs. Textbook loans, tutoring, and additional incentives are available through the First 5 ECE Professional Development Program. Eligibility guidelines, applications and further information can be obtained at the ECE Professional Development Office in FL-202 or by contacting Sue Handy at ext. 2162 or shandy@dvc.edu.

Scholarships The DVC scholarship program High school students entering Diablo Valley College, continuing DVC students, and students transferring to fouryear colleges and universities will find many opportunities to compete for scholarships. These have been established for DVC students by local, state, and national organizations as well as by individual sponsors. Call the Scholarship Program Office for more information. See the telephone directory in the back of the catalog. DVC Scholarships are made available through the generous donor contributions to the DVC Foundation.

Eligibility

Eligibility Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, meet federal criteria, and comply with the college’s financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. Loans must be repaid, therefore, it is recommended that students use all other possible resources first and borrow only when it is absolutely necessary.

How to apply Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Loan Request Packet. Loans are approved on a case-by-case basis.

Scholarship awards are based on a variety of criteria. Some of the major areas of consideration are grade point average, financial need, and community service experience. Scholarships are merit-based and the majority of awards require that students have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for consideration.

Deadline for applying Applications become available during the fall term. The filing deadline is generally in early February in order for the student to be eligible for a scholarship for the following academic year.

How to apply

Notification

Complete a Diablo Valley College Scholarship Program application online. Students must also provide documents that support their application as identified in the application form.

Students are notified by the Financial Aid Office.

Notification Scholarship award letters will be mailed to recipients in late April. The letter will specify the scholarship award amount and how the award funds will be disbursed. Students who are not awarded scholarships will be notified in late April.

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Eligibility

Numerous additional scholarship opportunities are available from October through April of each year. Check the scholarship literature display rack in the lobby of the Financial Aid Office and the Scholarship Office located next to the Information Center in the Student Services Building, or in the Learning Commons at SRVC on a regular basis during the filing period. Deadlines vary.

Students with disabilities that interfere with their ability to work may be eligible for DOR aid.

How to apply Visit the WorkAbility III Office to make an appointment with a DOR counselor. The telephone number is 925-685-1230 ext. 2080.

Servicemen’s Opportunity College The Office of Private Postsecondary Education has designated DVC as a Servicemen’s Opportunity College, which means persons who are currently members of the armed forces may receive benefits that will help them pay their college expenses. Note: Some of our courses, such as non degree courses, and some remedial courses have not been approved by the Veterans Administration and are not covered by veteran’s benefits or servicemen’s benefits.

Veteran’s benefits Eligibility Various federal and state agencies determine eligibility for veteran’s benefits, depending on whether the student is a veteran or a dependent of a deceased veteran. To receive veteran’s benefits, the student must carry a course load of at least six units and maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0. To receive full benefits, the student must carry at least 12 units. Veterans and/ or their dependents receiving benefits must schedule a one hour counseling appointment to create or update their VA Educational Plan. Students who have attended other colleges must first submit official transcripts to the DVC Admissions and Records Office prior to their counseling appointment. Veterans/dependents are encouraged to meet with their counselor at least once per semester.

How to apply Interested students should speak with a staff member in the Admissions and Records Office when they pick up an application for admission or contact the Department of Veteran’s Affairs at 925-313-1481 or 800-827-1000 or visit the website at www.va.gov.

Department of Rehabilitation aid For students who are considered by the State of California to have a condition that interferes with their ability to find and keep a job, the State Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) may provide assistance to students eligible for Department of Rehabilitation support.

Registering for CLASSES Adding, dropping, and enrolling in classes Students are responsible for managing their enrollment. A registration receipt is proof of enrollment. Students are also responsible for officially dropping classes. DVC does not permit auditing. Registration can be done online or over the telephone and there is no fee to register. See the schedule of classes for registration dates and times.

Schedule of classes The schedule of classes is a list of DVC’s class offerings each term. It is published each term prior to registration and is available in the Book Center. The schedule is also available to view or search on the DVC website at www.dvc.edu.

Registration appointments For currently enrolled students, a priority appointment system is used for registration. The registration appointment is automatically assigned and based on the number of units the student has completed in the district. The more units completed, the earlier the registration date. Students may register online or by telephone anytime on or after their appointment time. Registration appointments can be viewed on WebAdvisor at www.dvc.edu.

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New students New students must complete the application and assessment process and sign up for an orientation/advisement course, Counseling 095. Once Counseling 095 has been completed, students will be assigned a priority registration appointment. Registration appointments can be viewed on WebAdvisor at www.dvc.edu.

Special admit students (concurrent enrollment) High school students

New transfer students who have completed fewer than 12 units must complete the application and assessment processes and sign up for an orientation/advisement course, Counseling 095. New transfer students who have completed more than 12 units must file an application for admission to receive a registration appointment. It is recommended that transfer students see a counselor to review their prior academic work and plan an academic program.

High school students may enroll as special admit students with the permission of their principal and parent. These students must submit a DVC application (new students), a DVC Special Admission Recommendation Form (each semester of attendance), and pay the required fees when they register. Enrollment fees only are waived if the student is enrolled in fewer than 12 units. All high school (special admit) students must register in person for classes. Sophomores and below must also have approval of the DVC instructor before they are allowed to register in person. High school students who desire to enroll in more than 11 units must get permission from the superintendent of their school district and the president of DVC.

Continuing students

Four-year colleges

New transfer students

A registration appointment is automatically assigned to all continuing students and can be viewed on WebAdvisor at www.dvc.edu.

Returning students Students who have been away from DVC for more than one academic year must file a new application for admission. Once their application is processed they will be able to view their registration appointment on WebAdvisor at www.dvc.edu/webadvisor.

Online and telephone registration Students may register online or by telephone on or after their registration appointment date and up to the day before the class begins. Students may also drop classes online or by telephone throughout the term prior to the deadline to withdraw. Instructions for online and telephone registration are included in the schedule of classes. All class fees are due at the time of registration. There is no fee for using the online or telephone registration system.

Walk-in registration Students registering in person should decide which classes to take and complete a Schedule Request Form and, if necessary, an application. Students should have alternative classes selected, in case their first choice classes are no longer available. Students should also be prepared to pay their fees when they register. All fees are due at the time of registration. Walk-in registration dates are listed in the schedule of classes.

DVC’s concurrent enrollment program allows students to take some of their classes at the University of California, Berkeley, the California State University East Bay, Concord, or Mills College. Contact the Counseling Center for more information and to obtain the appropriate forms.

Unit limits per term In fall or spring term, a full-time course load is considered to be at least 12 units. See coursework and units section. Veterans must carry a course load of at least 12 certifiable units in order to receive full veteran’s benefits. International students must carry at least 12 certifiable units each semester to maintain their F-1 status. Authorization to be below 12 units must be granted by a designated school official in the International Students Admissions and Services Office.

Adding classes before instruction begins Students who wish to add classes before the class begins may do so until midnight the day before the class begins.

Adding classes after instruction begins Late add codes The late add code is a four-digit number that is given to students by the instructor at the first class meeting. Students may register by telephone or online if they are registering using a late add code. Late add codes are listed on the instructor’s class roster. The late add code will expire at midnight of the last day to add the class. Students who wish to add classes during the first week of instruction should first check WebAdvisor for openings. If there is space available and the class has not

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started, students may register online or by telephone until midnight the day before the class begins. The student may also go to the class to get the instructor’s signature. Students must return the signed Schedule Request Form to the Admissions and Records Office, and pay all fees to enroll in the classes.

Dropping classes

• Students may petition to take a course a fifth time due to extenuating circumstances. • A student who has withdrawn from a credit course and then receives a substandard grade will fall under the course repetition guidelines listed for improving a grade point average. (Title 5, section 55024)

Instructor’s withdrawal option

Student-initiated drop Students are responsible for officially dropping classes before the deadline. Non-attendance or nonpayment of a class will not remove the student from enrollment and will not remove the responsibility to pay the registration fees. Even if an instructor promises to drop a student, the student is responsible for officially dropping the class. (The drop deadline for term-length classes is printed in the schedule of classes. Short-term classes must be dropped before 75 percent of the class time has elapsed.) Students who do not officially drop a class may receive an “F” for the term. Add/drop forms are available in the Admissions and Records Office. To officially drop a class, students must either submit a Schedule Request Form to the Admissions and Records Office, or use the online or telephone registration systems. If students drop online or by telephone they must ensure the class has been dropped from their records by checking their schedule. Students are advised to print a copy of their schedule. If students drop a class before 25 percent of the instruction time has elapsed, no grade will appear on their transcript at the end of the term. If students drop a class after the 25 percent point (but before 75 percent of the instruction time has elapsed), they will receive a “W” on their transcript. “W” grades are not computed in a student’s grade point average; however, these grades may affect a student’s academic standing. Please see the “Academic policy” section on progress probation and dismissal. The following conditions apply to students receiving a “W” notation: • A “W” shall not be assigned or may be removed from a transcript if the student withdrew due to discriminatory treatment or retaliation for discriminatory treatment.

Students who miss the first meeting of a class may be dropped by the instructor. Any student who is absent the equivalent of two weeks of a term-length class without an acceptable excuse may also be dropped by the instructor. In these cases the student may be able to re-enter the class if the instructor agrees and signs a Schedule Request Form, reinstating the student. This decision is entirely up to the instructor. Note: There is no automatic withdrawal process, and students may receive an “F” grade for the course if they do not officially drop the class prior to the deadline. An “F” grade may not be changed to a “W” grade except in the case of documented extenuating circumstances such as serious illness, or military deployment.

Transcripts Release of student records Students may have their DVC records released to them only if they have no outstanding debts and can show positive picture identification, in the form of a current student I.D. card, a California Driver’s License, or a California I.D. card. If a student wants his or her DVC records released to someone else, that person must show the Admissions and Records Office positive picture identification and an original permission note or release form that has been signed by the student. Transcript requests require 7-10 working days to process. Additional time should be allowed for transcripts requested at the end of the term. For transcript fees, please refer to the “fees, costs and refunds” section. Rush service (24 hour processing time) is available for in-person requests.

Correcting academic transcripts See “Grade policy” in the “College policies and procedures” section.

• A student may not receive more than four (4) “W”s from the same credit course. • A “W” shall not be assigned if the student withdraws due to the impact of fire, flood or other extraordinary conditions.

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comfortable environment to explore the latest information related to careers and employment opportunities. Career and Employment Services holds monthly office hours at the San Ramon Valley Center. To schedule an appointment in San Ramon, please call 925-866-1822 ext. 5106.

CalWORKs Program ext. 2722 or 2081 The CalWORKs Program strives to empower each participant in attaining personal and academic growth, meaningful employment and long-term economic stability. The program is designed to help CalWORKs students complete the academic and career training they need to successfully move from welfare to work and to become economically self-sufficient. The program provides coordinated services for child care, work study, job development/job placement assistance, and personal and professional development. The CalWORKs office works with students to make sure they are meeting welfare-to-work requirements established by the County Department of Social Services and ensure that they access all available resources to optimize academic success.

Student resources See the directory in the back of the catalog for telephone extensions.

Assessment Center ext. 2545 ext. 5135 San Ramon Valley Center After new students submit an application for admission, they will need to have their math and English skills evaluated at the Assessment Center. Students may take their Assessments on a drop-in basis throughout the year. By taking the Assessment, students may be placed into the recommended chemistry, English, ESL, or math course. The Assessment Center is located in the Student Services Center, lower level, next to the Information Center at the Pleasant Hill Campus and in East Building, rooms 161 and 164 at the San Ramon Valley Center. Call first to check for hours or visit us at our website: www.dvc.edu/assessment.

Book Center Students may purchase new and used textbooks, general books for recreational reading, backpacks, school supplies, bus passes, computer software, food, and personal items at the Book Center. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and ATM cards are accepted. Sorry, no checks are accepted. Textbooks may be ordered through the DVC website at www.bookcenter.dvc.edu. With a student ID card and activity fee sticker, there is a three percent discount on most items.

Career and Employment Services DVC’s Career and Employment Services office is located on the first floor of the Student Services Center adjacent to the Information Center, the Assessment Center, CalWORKs and the WorkAbility III Program. Career and Employment Services provides students with tools to find immediate employment and internships, facilitates enrollment in Cooperative Work Experience Education (units for current employment), and volunteer services, and provides a spacious, Introduction

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ext. 2206 or 2435 The Career and Employment Center offers many career and job related resources to students, alumni, faculty, staff and local community members. Our center has ten computer workstations with ample space for students to research careers and occupations, and draft career related documents such as resumes and cover letters. Highlights of the center include: • access to an online job site to locate part-time, fulltime, volunteer and internship positions; • appointments to assist with resume and interview preparation;

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• career and employment center website with free access to career related resources; • career counseling to help define career objectives; • library of employment preparation materials; • announcements regarding local job fairs, seminars, and employment open houses and workshops; • annual job fair held every spring. For more information, visit the DVC career website at www.dvc.edu/career.

Cooperative Work Experience Education ext. 2435 This unique course allows working students to earn up to four units of credit for the learning that takes place while performing a paid or unpaid job or internship.

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Co-op credits: • transfer to many California State Universities; • may be used as electives for the associate degrees; • may be required or used as electives for certain certificate programs.

Co-op work experience: • develops employability skills through achieving established learning objectives/goals; • expands professional networks that can assist in a future job search; • provides an opportunity for achieving new learning on the job by defining objectives/goals; • enhances self-management and employability skills; • encourages new approaches to improving performance, expanding responsibilities, and achieving economic and professional recognition. For enrollment information, contact Career and Employment Services or visit the website at www.dvc.edu/coop.

Volunteer Certificate Program ext. 2579 DVC’s Volunteer Certificate program encourages and recognizes students who are interested in volunteering off campus. Students participate in off-campus service opportunities that address community-identified needs or opportunities that facilitate academic, personal and/or civic growth. As a volunteer, students will: • promote civic responsibility and personal pride; • gain experience in academic or future career field while making a difference in the lives of others; • use surrounding communities as part of the classroom for learning; • enhance university and scholarship applications; • develop meaningful relationships within the community; • expand professional networks; • increase cultural awareness and appreciation of diversity. For more information, visit www.dvc.edu/volunteer.

main purpose of the WorkAbility III Program is to provide individualized and specialized job placement for students with disabilities.

Contra Costa County Office of Education - Transition Program ext. 1977 This program offers support to disabled students who are enrolled in special education and are 18 to 22 years old. Support can include assistance in DVC classes, access to work and community resources and instruction in life skills. Services are delivered on an individual basis or in group instruction. Referrals are handled through the special education I.E.P. process with the local school district.

Child care ext. 2316 Daytime child care programs, for children ages 5 months to 5 years, make attending classes more convenient for many students. For information about times, fees, and parent responsibilities, contact the Developmental Children’s Center Office.

College Success Workshops These workshops are provided free of charge to DVC students. They are taught by DVC faculty members and cover a wide range of topics, including: time management, note-taking and study skills, dealing with math anxiety, in-class writing, reading strategies, learning styles, writing your college application letter, and library research. These workshops are scheduled Tuesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:45 p.m. and they take place in the Student Union Conference Room. No pre-registration is required. All are welcome. College Success Workshops are also offered at the San Ramon Valley Center. See SRVC student services for details.

Computer Center ext. 2541 The Computer Center has more than 100 computers available for use by currently enrolled DVC students doing coursework. The center is located on the ground floor of the Library Building. Student lab assistants are available to help.

Counseling Center ext. 2276/2278 or ext. 5110 San Ramon Valley Center

WorkAbility III Program ext. 2080 WorkAbility III is a partnership program between the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) and Diablo Valley College to provide job placement services for students with disabilities who are “job ready” and who want to go to work. The

Counselors work with students to help them set goals and design plans for achieving those goals. The advisement/ orientation courses, Counseling 095 is an important element to begin this process. Counselors provide career, educa-

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tional, and personal counseling. Students should come for counseling when they need help with any kind of problem that might affect their academic performance. Services and resources are located in the Counseling Center at the Pleasant Hill Campus and in the West Lobby at the San Ramon Valley Center and include:

ext. 2339/2338 or ext. 5120 San Ramon Valley Center Contact the Police Services Office with any questions or problems regarding security, first aid, fire, lost and found items, thefts, or other crimes. For the police emergency number, check the telephone directory in the back of the catalog. The Pleasant Hill Campus has 14 code blue emergency telephones located on campus grounds and in the parking lots enabling direct contact with Police Services. For more information and safety tips visit www.4cd.net/police_services.

• information on transfer, associate degree, and certificate programs; • the Transfer Center and its resource library; • career planning, transfer and college success courses; • personal counseling; • individual and group counseling; • topical workshops such as college applications; • counseling regarding major and transfer options; • vocational rehabilitation, and students with disabilities. Because course selection is so important and four-year college requirements change so frequently, students are advised to consult with a counselor each term before registering for classes. Students may schedule half-hour appointments for educational planning. Express counseling, a limited five to ten minute drop-in visit, is available daily.

Disability Support Services (DSS) DSS provides instruction and services designed to increase access to college instructional programs for individuals with disabilities. Students with acquired brain injuries, delayed learning, learning disabilities, hearing impairments, visual impairments, psychological disabilities, mobility disabilities, and chronic health conditions may qualify for services. Services include specialized instruction, adaptive equipment, mobility assistance, sign language interpreting, note taking, textbooks and course materials in alternative formats, testing accommodations, educational counseling and planning, and priority registration. For more information, please visit www.dvc.edu/dss or call the Sorenson Video Relay number 925-270-1660. To arrange an appointment with a DSS counselor, contact the Counseling Center at ext. 2276 or 2278 or ext. 5110 at SRVC.

DVC Connect Card The DVC Connect Card is a convenient and technologicallysophisticated identification card that has a barcode and a magnetic strip, which is used to facilitate student interactions and enhance services such as library use, computer lab use, counseling, and other campus services. All students receive a Connect Card with proof of current registration and picture identification. An optional ASDVC sticker, which is available for purchase, provides textbook and local merchant discounts and admission to DVC athletic events and other campus events. The card is issued through the Student Life Office, the library, and is also available at the San Ramon Valley Center in the West Lobby.

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English as a Second Language (ESL) The English as a Second Language program consists of a three-level core course sequence and five supplemental courses. At each level of the core sequence, one course develops students’ reading skills and one develops their writing skills. The supplemental courses focus on various topics such as pronunciation, listening, conversation and grammar. In order to select the appropriate classes, ESL students should take the CELSA assessment at the Assessment Center, located in the Student Services Center. Students can find information about registration and admissions at the Information Center, also located in the Student Services Center. More specific information about English tutoring and ESL courses is available at the Learning Center, across from the Counseling Center.

Evening escorts Student staff members and/or police officers are available to escort students to and from their classrooms on the DVC campus after dark. Students should call police services to arrange for an escort to meet them on campus. See police services in the telephone directory in the back of the catalog for the number. This service is available on a first-call, firstserved basis to all students and staff.

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) The EOPS program is designed to help low-income and educationally disadvantaged students have a successful college experience and complete their educational and career goals. EOPS provides comprehensive support services including EOPS orientation, academic counseling, one-on-one and group tutoring, priority registration, peer advising, progress reports and transfer assistance. Additional services include book vouchers, work-study jobs on campus, four-year college admission application fee waivers, DVC Connect Cards, membership fees for Alpha Gamma Sigma, materials fee for Career 110, and parent study-time child-care grants for students who are not eligible for the CARE program (when

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funding is available). Special events and activities include campus visits, cultural events, specialized workshops, and high school outreach and recruitment. www.dvc.edu/eops.

EOPS Summer Institute The EOPS Summer Institute is a learning community that provides an intensive six-week college readiness program for rising 11th and 12th graders and high school graduates. The program strengthens college English and math skills. A course in counseling also provides students with a plan for understanding and succeeding in college. The program is designed to serve potential EOPS students.

EOPS eligibility Students must be enrolled full-time (exceptions may be made for those with a documented disability), have less than 70 degree applicable units, be eligible for the California Board of Governor’s Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGW), and meet the educationally-disadvantaged criteria.

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) The CARE program provides child-care grants and support services to assist students who are recipients of CalWORKs/ TANF and are single parents with children under 14 years of age. The objective of the program is to help students complete college-level studies and educational programs by providing additional services above and beyond what is provided by EOPS. CARE students must be eligible for EOPS to receive CARE services.

Food services Cafeteria Located in the College Center Building, adjacent to the Quad, the cafeteria is open for breakfast and lunch serving entrees weekdays, and providing hot and cold food and beverages on the go. Vending machines are also located in the cafeteria and are available during the hours the college is open.

Basement Cafe Located in the basement of the Student Union Building, the cafe is open weekdays and offers Starbucks coffee, cold beverages, pastries, pizza, sandwiches, fresh soups, and salads at affordable prices.

Crow’s Nest Located between the Advanced Technology Center and Life Health Science Building, the Crow’s Nest offers students quick and convenient food.

DVC food service catering Food service catering offers a wide variety of food and beverage choices for your campus event needs. Note: Debit cards are now accepted at the Cafeteria, the Basement Cafe, the Crow’s Nest, and to pay for DVC food service catering.

DVC Bakeshop ext. 2556/2225 Located in the northwest corner of the Quad by the Cafeteria, the DVC student operated bakeshop offers fresh-baked breads, pastries, breakfast items, and desserts prepared daily from scratch by culinary arts students. The Bakeshop is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the spring and fall terms. Special orders are available upon request.

DVC Culinary Arts on-campus catering ext. 2555 Catering for groups, including box lunches, special events, department meetings, custom banquets, and buffets is offered by the culinary arts students. On-campus catering is offered during spring and fall terms.

Express Bar ext. 2300 Located in the Norseman Restaurant adjacent to the Cafeteria and operated by culinary arts students. The Express Bar offers students, faculty and the community casual meals such as pasta, paninis and special daily entrees at affordable prices. The Express Bar is open during the fall and spring terms.

Norseman Restaurant ext. 2300 Located adjacent to the Cafeteria and operated by culinary art students, the Norseman is open to students, faculty and the community for fine dining at affordable prices. For a gourmet lunch, featuring cuisine from around the world, join us at DVC’s own restaurant. Call for operating hours, and to make reservations for lunch or special dinner series evening meals.

Note: The DVC Culinary Program makes a choice to GO GREEN with environmentally friendly disposables for all “to go” and delivered catering functions. This applies to DVC Bakeshop, DVC Culinary Arts on-campus catering, the Express Bar and the Norseman Restaurant.

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A bulletin board listing rooms for rent in nearby houses and apartments is located outside the Financial Aid Office and in the Learning Commons at the San Ramon Valley Center. DVC does not investigate, approve or supervise these housing facilities. DVC does not have any student housing facilities of its own. Blank cards for students seeking roommates and landlords seeking tenants may be obtained in the Student Union Building Office or in the Learning Commons at the San Valley Ramon Campus. Students can visit www.dvc.edu/student-life.

Information Center The Information Center is a convenient location for students to learn about the services and programs available at Diablo Valley College. The Information Center staff can provide students with information about WebAdvisor online registration, the enrollment process, and other services that help students achieve their goals. The Information Center is located in the Student Services Center, first floor.

International Students Admissions and Services Office ext. 2077 International Students Admissions and Services (ISAS) is the office where international students must come to first apply for admission. The office offers information on admission and immigration requirements. ISAS offers enrolled international students advising in the following areas: I-20 issuance, immigration status, visa information, travel procedures, employment procedures, transfer procedures, and mandatory health insurance. Other important student services offered at ISAS include medical referral information, banking information, and housing assistance. All international students are required by immigration law to report to the designated school official at ISAS upon arrival, when transferring, or when leaving the country. For more information, contact the International Students Admissions and Services Office in Room 210 of the Student Services Center, or go to www.dvc.edu/international.

Library services The libraries, located at both the Pleasant Hill and San Ramon Valley locations, provide a student-centered learning environment with quality information resources, services and instruction. Librarians assist students with research and with using a wide range of DVC print and electronic resources. Hours are posted outside the library entrance and on the website www.dvc.edu/library.

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Media Center/Audio-Visual ext. 2254/2255 student services ext. 2248/2249 faculty/staff services The Media Center’s collection contains over 4,000 videotapes, 1,200 DVDs, assorted CDs and audiotapes, and slide programs. All materials may be viewed by students in the Media Lab for their own research or to make up for a missed viewing in the classroom. Materials are found on ALICE, the online library catalog. Equipment is available for general listening and viewing, audio recording and mixing, videography, video editing, and other class projects. The Media Center/Audio-visual is located on the ground floor of the library building. www.dvc.edu/media.

Student Life Office Located in the Student Union, the Student Life Office trains future leaders in social responsibility and democratic leadership. Student organizations are open to all DVC students and serve as a laboratory of citizenship. Through involvement in student organizations such as the Associated Students (ASDVC), student clubs and leadership workshops, students develop valuable leadership and interpersonal skills that benefit them at DVC, in their community, and in their career. The Student Life staff advises the student government and clubs and is a resource to current leaders, club advisors, and students who want to develop campus clubs and activities. Students are encouraged to be actively involved in college governance and campus activities to help ensure that their needs and interests are represented. The Student Life Office is also the place to obtain bus schedules, ID cards, and information about student discipline, academic standing, and campus crime statistics.

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Student Services - San Ramon Valley Center Students at SRVC have access to many of the same services available at the Pleasant Hill campus including admissions, assessment, bookstore, career and employment services, computer labs, counseling, disabled student services, EOPS, financial aid and scholarship information, job postings, math, foreign language, reading and writing, and computer labs, library, orientation classes, student life and activities, transfer workshops, and other student service information and programs.

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• regular visits to the San Ramon Valley Center; • information about choosing a college, general education, pre-major preparation, transferable courses, articulation agreements, and guaranteed admission programs for UC, CSU and several private colleges; • college catalogs from all University of California (UC), all California State University (CSU), and hundreds of other colleges within California and out of state; • computers to access computer-based college information resources such as ASSIST, EUREKA, online admission applications, financial aid, and college and university websites; • friendly and helpful staff!

The Margaret Lesher Student Union Building opened in January 1998. Funded primarily by student fees, the two-story building houses a computer lab, cafe, recreation room, quiet room for studying, services for clubs and student government, including meeting places and mail boxes. The dean of student life and the Student Life Office are also housed here. Students may also relax at the duck pond located behind the building.

The Transfer Center also sponsors special events throughout the year such as Transfer Day and application essay workshops. All scheduled activities are posted outside the Counseling Center and on the DVC website at www.dvc.edu/transfer and at www.dvc.edu/calendar, select transfer calendar.

Students may pick up their free DVC Connect Card in the Student Life Office with proof of current registration and a second form of identification. ASDVC stickers are available for purchase and provide a discount at the DVC Book Center and some local merchants. Other services available include County Connection bus schedules, fax service, and a station for adding value to print cards.

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Transfer Center ext. 2588 Diablo Valley College is a state leader in transferring students to four-year institutions including UC, CSU, private in-state, and out-of-state institutions. As a result of our transfer record, many students choose to attend Diablo Valley College to complete their general education and pretransfer preparation before moving on to a four-year school. The Transfer Center is located in the Counseling Building at the Pleasant Hill campus and maintains outreach to the San Ramon Valley Center. The Transfer Center staff, working closely with the Counseling Department, seeks to make all DVC students, and especially historically underrepresented students, more aware of their transfer opportunities and to assist them with the transfer process. The Transfer Center provides resources and services including: • individual advising appointments with UC, CSU, and private college representatives here at DVC; • workshops on application processes, writing an admission essay, and major selection; • daily drop-in hours with DVC counselors; • information on concurrent enrollment with UC Berkeley, Cal State East Bay, Mills College, and John F. Kennedy university; • daily drop-in hours with DVC counselors;

Tutoring services Students will benefit from the free tutoring services offered at DVC. Supervised tutoring, provided by trained student tutors, assists all students in becoming independent learners. Students improve critical thinking, computational, writing and study skills. Students learn techniques for preparing for tests, learning a new subject, solving problems, and organizing ideas into essays. Working with a tutor can help students to keep up with the course workload and can strengthen understanding of course material. Please see the list of services below and check the schedule of classes for specific locations. More information is available through www.dvc.edu/tutoringservices. Business Education Computer and Tutoring Lab, open to students for general use, offers tutoring for business and finance courses by appointment or on a drop-in basis. Help with accounting, business statistics, business math and most Microsoft Office products is available. Location: BFL-107. Hours are posted outside BFL-107 or visit www.dvc.edu/campuslabs. For further information, please call ext. 2905 Chemistry and Physical Sciences Tutoring Lab offers tutoring on a drop-in basis in astronomy, chemistry, earth science (geology and geography), and physics. Location: PS-110. Hours are posted outside PS-110. Computer Center offers drop-in assistance with computer science courses. Ground floor of the Library Building. Monday - Sunday hours are posted in the lab. English Tutoring Lab offers drop-in and regular ongoing tutoring to help students build the English skills needed for success. Regular and drop-in tutoring is one-on-one peer tutoring for up to two hours a week throughout the semester. Other services include: walk-in

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tutoring in the English Writing Lab (no appointment necessary), computer-assisted instruction, and an online writing lab. Information on services is available on the first floor of the Learning Center Building in LC-105. See the schedule of classes for hours or visit www.dvc.edu/tutoringservices and select “English Tutoring Lab� to download free English handouts and more information. EOPS offers tutoring in a variety of basic skills subject areas. EOPS offers one-on-one tutoring in a variety of subject areas to EOPS students. Please contact the office of EOPS directly to learn more. Foreign Language Tutoring Lab offers tutoring on a drop-in basis in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Russian and Spanish. Location: BFL-211. Hours are posted outside BFL-211. Foreign Language Computer Lab offers computer access and drop-in assistance with lab assignments in all nine languages offered by the Foreign Language Department: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Russian and Spanish. Location: BFL-213. Monday - Friday schedule are posted outside the lab. Life Sciences Lab offers tutoring on a drop-in basis in biological science, nutrition, and oceanography. Location: LHS-116. Hours posted throughout the LHS building. Math Lab offers tutoring on a drop-in basis for all DVC math courses. Students sign in at the front desk for assistance. A math instructor and student tutors are available. The Math Lab also offers group and byappointment tutoring for selected classes. The Math Lab is located on the second floor of the Learning Center Building. Please visit www.dvc.edu/org/departments/math/mathlab for more information. San Ramon Valley Center offers tutoring in biology, chemistry and reading and writing (across the curriculum). Please contact SRVC Office of Student Services for a current schedule and location.

Extracurricular activities Student activities Associated Students of Diablo Valley College (ASDVC) - student government www.asdvc.org ext. 2621

The Associated Students of Diablo Valley College (ASDVC) is the government of the students. ASDVC represents student needs, interests and concerns and helps ensure a vibrant campus life through planning events and sponsoring activities to benefit students. Board meetings are every Tuesday at 2 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend. The ASDVC represents and advocates for student concerns to campus faculty, staff and administrators by serving on College Committees including the College Council and other shared governance committees and councils. In addition to serving on college committees and councils, the ASDVC has its own committees to achieve their goals. These committees are open to all students. For meeting times, visit www.asdvc.org The ASDVC is supported by funds from the ASDVC sticker sales. Funding provides scholarships for students, co-sponsorship of campus events, multicultural programs, club events, and support for student athletes.

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Athletics

Student clubs

DVC’s men’s and women’s teams compete in 11 intercollegiate athletic sports. To compete in intercollegiate athletics, students need to maintain a 2.0 grade point average and be actively enrolled in at least 12 units throughout the season of competition. Short-term classes only count if they are at the beginning of the semester. Nine of the 12 units shall be in courses counting toward an associate degree, remediation, transfer, or certificate. A student athlete who has prior competition in a sport must have earned 24 units before competing in that sport for a second time. Eighteen of these units must be degree applicable. Pre-participation physicals are required for all team members and may be obtained at DVC for a nominal fee or with an independent physician.

Most of the student activities at DVC are initiated by clubs or other student organizations. Over 50 student clubs help students make new friends, pursue special interests and gain experience organizing and working with others in social situations. A club handbook and other information about DVC student clubs (including how to start one) are available in the Student Life Office, the Student Services Office at the San Ramon Valley Center or at: www.dvc.edu/student-life.

All athletes must complete a Student Education Plan (SEP) prior to competing in any intercollegiate sport. For more information on SEPs, contact the dean of P.E., athletics and dance. www.dvc.edu/athletics.

Men’s teams Men compete in baseball, basketball, football, swimming and diving, and water polo.

Women’s teams Women compete in basketball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, volleyball, and water polo.

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Cultural activities College art DVC is continuing to develop an outstanding, permanent collection of student artwork. Each year art pieces are selected and purchased from DVC student art exhibitions. The art collection is displayed and rotated throughout the college to improve the college’s visual environment with quality art.

Art collections The Art Department, in conjunction with the campus administration, has established three art collections: the permanent art collection featuring works by acclaimed artists, the faculty art collection, and the student art collection. Works from these art collections are installed throughout the campus.

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The Inquirer, an award-winning, student-run newspaper, highlights the rich diversity of the DVC community through its provocative and lively news coverage. Students enrolled in Journalism 126 work as a team to create an online news site and a biweekly print issue each semester. These Inquirer staff members hone their leadership, communications and multimedia skills while learning the many jobs it takes to produce an online and print publication. They gain valuable professional training, whether they work as reporters, editors, photographers, videographers, graphic artists, page designers or advertising and business managers. Many of them transfer to four-year schools and pursue careers in journalism. For more information, contact the Inquirer at inquirer@dvc.edu or visit the newsroom in Humanities 102. See telephone directory in back of catalog. The Inquirer is online at www.theinquireronline.com.

Campus performances

Student Ambassadors

Dance performances

Student Ambassadors are current DVC students who assist with outreach activities at middle schools, high schools and the local community. They also provide campus tours to prospective students and school groups. The program is coordinated by the Relations with Schools Office. To learn more, visit www.dvc.edu/ambassadors.

The Art Gallery presents several shows each year, featuring work by faculty members, students and regional artists. Artist’s lectures, workshops, and visual presentations often accompany the exhibitions. Guest artists have included internationally-known sculptors, painters, photographers, and printmakers.

Studios DVC’s Art Department offers a full range of working studios in painting, drawing, printmaking, digital imaging, photography, ceramics, sculpture and metal arts. The department presents art sales and exhibitions, workshops, and events throughout the year. For more information, contact the Art Department.

The Dance Department sponsors ballet, tap, modern dance, and jazz dance performances at the end of each term.

Film program DVC’s film program is one of the largest free community college film programs in the nation, screening old classics, silent films, foreign films and current popular releases. The film schedule comes out twice a year and is available from the Media Center/Forum located in the Library Building and at the Ticket Office.

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Music performances Each term our Music Department presents a series of afternoon and evening concerts, many of which are free. DVC ensembles include the Masterworks Chorale, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Philharmonic Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Chamber Ensemble, Piano Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos, Vocal Jazz Ensembles, and the Night Jazz Band. These groups perform on campus and throughout the state in concert, and at clubs and festivals. For more information go to the Music Department webpage at www.dvc.edu/music or contact the Music Department at 925-685-1230 ext. 2456.

Service activities Dental Hygiene Clinic DVC’s dental hygiene clinic offers many services to the general public including dental hygiene examinations, radiographs (x-rays), oral prophylaxis (cleaning), initial periodontal therapy, scaling and root planing, sealants, fluoride application, and teeth whitening. These services are provided at a reduced standard fee. Contact the dental hygiene clinic at ext. 2356 located in the Life and Health Sciences Building for an examination appointment.

Speakers DVC sponsors a variety of community-oriented arts events, lectures, and public forums throughout the year, often at no cost. Topics are usually related to politics, social issues, and the arts. For more information, call the Ticket Office. The number may be found in the telephone directory in the back of the catalog.

Theater productions DVC drama produces a season of five plays each year, including at least one musical theater production, utilizing the Performing Arts Center and the intimate Arena Theater. The year-round Children’s Theater Program produces a number of plays for youth and tours local K-12 schools. Each spring student directors produce a Brown Bag series of short plays and one-acts and each summer the Drama Department offers a six-week drama training program. For more information, go to the Performing Arts Department web page: www.dvcdrama.com

Community Resources Opened in 1975, the observatory is equipped with telescopes for students studying astronomy. Located in the Science Center, the observatory facilities are open for night observation several times each semester.

Planetarium Our planetarium presents astronomy programs for astronomy classes and for local school and community groups. Reservations must be made ahead of time. There is an admission charge of $2 per person. The planetarium is located next to the Physical Sciences Building.

Ticket Office Students can purchase tickets for most campus events at the Ticket Office, a small booth located adjacent to the Performing Arts Center. The Ticket Office also serves as a center for information about bus schedules and DVC events such as banquets, drama, dance and music. For the number, check the telephone directory in the back of the catalog.

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Apprenticeship Our apprenticeship program offers related and supplementary instruction in plumbing and steamfitting. These courses meet the requirements established by the State of California for indentured apprentices. Selection procedures for acceptance into these programs are in compliance with federal and state laws and are on file with the Division of Apprenticeship Standards. Enrollment in class is limited to registered apprentices.

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Career pathways for high school students Career Pathways are a sequence of courses that provide students with real-world application of studies, preparing them for a chosen career area. Diablo Valley College supports students in local high schools who plan to continue their education in a career pathway. High school and college courses prepare students for their chosen career pathway using strategies that build realworld context for student learning. High school students may be concurrently enrolled in DVC classes (see the section of the catalog: Registering for courses).

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Articulation agreements between high schools and DVC save students time and money by allowing them to earn college credit while attending high school. High school students should verify requirements and procedures with their instructor and/or counselor to determine if their high school coursework qualifies for credit or non credit articulation.

College for Kids This program provides enrichment activities for motivated young people in the fourth through the ninth grades. The activities take place on the DVC and SRVC locations and are scheduled like college classes. Two three-week sessions are offered in June and July.

Educational Talent Search (ETS) Educational Talent Search is a federally funded program designed to assist low-income and first generation collegebound students between the ages of 11 and 27 with secondary school retention, graduation, re-entry and college placement. Students are provided with academic, college, financial aid, and career advising. Special workshops are designed to teach parents and students about the college admissions and financial aid processes. The program offers test preparation strategies and assistance in preparing students for college entrance exams. Eligible students are provided with fee waivers to cover the cost of SAT and ACT college entrance exams as well as admissions applications. Students can receive assistance with study skills, time management, goal setting and self esteem development. www.dvc.edu/ets.

Emeritus College This program is a non-profit, fee supported program that provides affordable, short-term (1-6 days) educational classes and activities designed especially for adults (50+). The goal is learning for the fun of it. The curriculum covers a wide range of subjects including: art, computers, foreign language, health, history, law, literature, music, travel, and world events. Classes are currently held in nine locations in Lafayette, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Rossmoor and Walnut Creek. Emeritus College offers lectures, educational travel (www.travelearn.com/diablo), concerts and other special events. To join the mailing list, please call ext. 2041. The Emeritus College office moved to the DVC campus as of the first of the year 2010. Class schedule is also posted on the website: www.dvc.edu/emeritus.

many types - for example, subject matter, personal interests, cultural perspective, or life goals. Concurrent enrollment is required in all class sections within a specific Learning Community, unless otherwise noted. Students enhance their time at DVC by experiencing an innovative curriculum, academic and personal support, and the opportunity to make friends with a variety of people by sharing an enriched common educational experience. Find out more about a specific learning community under the Learning Communities heading in the class listing section of the printed schedule.

CARRERA (CAReeR Exploration and Readiness Academy) DVC’s CARRERA is a learning community designed to help students find the career that is right for them while building basic English and math skills necessary for their success. Students must participate in an orientation workshop and will enroll in 12 units of coursework best suited to their skills. Math and English assessments are required. For more information about orientation and enrollment for this exciting new program, please call 925-685-1230 ext. 1888 or email CARRERA@dvc.edu.

ECE Professional Development Program (PDP) The ECE Professional Development Program, with funding from First 5 Contra Costa, provides a learning community that supports the academic success of Early Childhood Education students. Participants enroll in designated “ECE Cohort� sections of math and English or ESL where GE requirements can be met in a small group setting with peer support, in-class tutoring, study groups, textbook loans and tuition reimbursement. The ECE ESL Learning Community offers the same support to English language learners who are completing ECE major requirements. For information about enrollment criteria and all PDP services, call 685-1230 ext. 2162 or visit the ECE PDP office in FL-202.

EOPS Summer Institute The EOPS Summer Institute is a learning community that provides an intensive six-week college readiness program for rising 11th and 12th graders and recent high school graduates. The program strengthens college English and math skills. A course in counseling also provides students with a plan for understanding and succeeding in college. The program is designed to serve potential EOPS students.

Puente program

Learning communities Colleges across the country have found that students in Learning Communities are more connected with their classes, teachers, and fellow students. Students in a Learning Community enroll in one or more classes that are linked together by a common thread. This thread could be of

The Puente program is a one-year pre-transfer program open to all students who meet the eligibility criteria. The content of the course focuses on Mexican American/Latino authors and issues. All students will be required to participate in all courses and project activities, counseling and mentoring.

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The program is based on three components that work together: English instruction, counseling and mentoring. English 118 and 122 help students with their writing skills, while counselors help with devising career options, an academic plan and identifying longterm goals. Mentors from the business or professional community share their personal, academic and career experiences with the students.

associate degree. Credit is granted initially through UC Extension, but will be applied toward an associate degree at DVC when a transcript is received. Interested students should call UC Berkeley for more information.

Study abroad programs Since the London program began in 1986, over 1,000 DVC students have had an opportunity to study in London, England, in cooperation with the American Institute for Foreign Study. Courses are taught by DVC professors and may be UC and CSU transferable. Financial aid is available for selected programs.

Since its founding in 1981, Puente has expanded to 50 plus community colleges throughout the state, including DVC. Studies indicate that community colleges with Puente programs transfer 44 percent more Latino students to the University of California than colleges without Puente. Contact the Puente counselor or the Puente English instructor.

Ujima program Ujima offers opportunities for students to learn college success strategies and prepare for graduation and transfer. This innovative program focuses on the African American experience and supports students through a student success course and cultural enrichment activities. The Ujima Program is open to all students.

For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office located in FO-219, visit studyabroad@dvc.edu, or call ext. 2735 or check Study Abroad under the Student Service link on the DVC website www.dvc.edu.

Participants in the Ujima program will: • develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will facilitate adjustment to college environment; • participate in service learning projects; • develop effective behavior patterns through selfexamination; • attend cultural and social events, field trips, and college tours; • enhance motivation, discipline, time management, and resource utilization. For more information, stop by the Ujima Office, Room 209 in the Student Services Building or call 925-685-1230 ext. 2417.

Academic/instructional policies and procedures Academic policy

Relations with Schools Office The Relations with Schools Office coordinates student outreach efforts with local schools and community groups. The office offers information about DVC programs and services and also provides campus tours to prospective students and their families. To learn more about the services available, call 925-685-1230 ext. 2561, or 925-866-1822 ext. 5135 at the San Ramon Valley Center.

ROTC All DVC students interested in becoming commissioned officers in the United States Air Force, Army, or Navy may register for lower-division military science courses at UC Berkeley and have these credits applied toward a DVC’s

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Students are expected to attend all class meetings, regardless of whether or not the instructor takes attendance. Students who miss more than two weeks of a term-length class may be dropped by the instructor. Students must contact the instructor directly to inform them of an absence. The college cannot relay such messages.

Attendance at the first class meeting If a student wishes to secure a place in class, he or she must attend the first class meeting. The instructor may drop students who do not attend the first class meeting, thereby opening a space for students wishing to add the class. If students do not attend the first class meeting, it is still their responsibility to officially drop the class.

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Field trips If participating in a class field trip or other college sponsored activity causes a student to miss other classes, there will not be a penalty for the absence providing the work is made up and the student notifies the instructor in advance of the absence.

Leave of absence Students who need to take a leave of absence during the term should ask a counselor for a petition and then receive written approval from their instructor(s) and the vice president of student services. A leave of absence is limited to 10 instructional days. Instructors may drop students who have been absent for the equivalent of two weeks of instruction without an approved leave of absence.

Academic dishonesty policy Diablo Valley College is committed to creating an environment where student achievement is championed and celebrated. Because the college values academic integrity as an essential component of academic excellence, students are expected to be truthful and ethical in their academic work. Commitment to academic integrity is the responsibility of every student and faculty member at Diablo Valley College. Faculty and students come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, giving rise to different understandings of moral and ethical behavior. Faculty should clearly state well-defined standards to reduce uncertainty and clarify expectations. Academic dishonesty is defined as: an act of deception in which a student claims credit for the work or effort of another person or uses unauthorized materials or fabricated information in any academic work. Academic dishonesty is a violation of the DVC ‘Student Code of Conduct’ and will not be tolerated. Academic dishonesty diminishes the quality of scholarship at Diablo Valley College and hurts the majority of students who conduct themselves honestly. Acts of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to, the following: Cheating - unauthorized copying or collaboration on a test or assignment, or the use or attempted use of unauthorized materials; Tampering - altering or interfering with evaluation instruments and documents including transcripts; Fabrication - falsifying experimental data or results, inventing research or laboratory data or results for work not done, or falsely claiming sources not used; or falsifying participation in a class in any way; Plagiarism - representing someone else’s words, ideas, artistry, or data as one’s own, including copying another person’s work (including published and unpublished material, and material from the Internet) without appropri-

ate referencing, presenting someone else’s opinions and theories as one’s own, or working jointly on a project, then submitting it as one’s own; Assisting - assisting another student in an act of academic dishonesty, such as taking a test or doing an assignment for someone else, changing someone’s grades or academic records, or inappropriately distributing exams to other students.

Complaints about staff, managers or faculty Individuals who are unable to directly resolve an issue with any classified staff member or manager and wish to complain may contact that employee’s supervisor to notify them of the issue and to seek appropriate resolution. Individuals who are unable to directly resolve an issue with any faculty member and wish to complain may contact the appropriate department chair, whose responsibility it is to listen to student inquiries, complaints and grievances about department members and matters. The department chair will investigate and attempt to resolve matters on a department level. If the faculty member is also the department chair, direct the concerns to the academic dean.

Course requirements and credit Course work and units Course work and study time per unit Units of credit are a measure of the amount of study performed in a course; grades are a measure of the quality of that study. Generally speaking, for each three-unit lecture class, students spend three hours each week in class and six hours of study time out of class. A fourunit course that includes a lab would add another three hours each week in the laboratory.

Full-time status A student must carry a minimum of 12 units in the fall or spring term or four units in a summer session to be considered a full-time student. Fifteen units is the usual load for students who wish to complete the associate degree in two years.

Term unit limit Students who wish to enroll in more than 19 units in the fall or spring term or 12 units in the summer term must have permission from the dean of counseling and student support services prior to the start of the class. Students may request to exceed unit limits through the counseling website under the forms category.

Remedial unit limit By state law, students are only allowed to enroll in a maximum of 30 units of remedial course work. Remedial courses are non degree applicable credit, basic skills

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courses and are numbered less than 100. The 30 unit limit includes all remedial courses taken at the three community colleges within our district.

Adding and dropping classes Classes may be added and dropped online, by telephone or in person at the Admissions and Records Office. For information on adding and dropping courses, see the “Registering for classes” section of this catalog.

Exemptions Students enrolled in ESL courses or officially identified as having a learning disability are exempt from the 30 unit limit.

Auditing of classes

Variable-unit courses Some courses give students varying amounts of credit; for example, from one to three units. The number of units varies, depending on the following factors: the contract between teacher and student; how many segments of the course the student completes (for example, the course may be divided into three four-week segments); the subject matter and/or number of meetings; and the number of classes the student attends.

Repeating courses If the student has received a satisfactory grade in a course that is not listed as repeatable, he or she may repeat the course only after a significant lapse of time (three years) or under extenuating circumstances. Students must appeal to the dean of outreach, enrollment and matriculation, prior to repeating the course. This appeal may made online at www.dvc.edu/petition-torepeat. If permission is granted, the new grade will appear on their transcript and the higher of the two grades may be calculated in their grade point average.

Repeating courses with substandard grade

Diablo Valley College does not permit auditing of classes. All students must submit an application for admission to the college and officially register.

Course prerequisites and/or co-requisites Students enrolling in a course with a prerequisite must complete that prerequisite with a “C” grade or better before they are allowed to register. A course has a prerequisite to ensure that a student has the appropriate body of knowledge to be successful. Courses with a co-requisite require that a student either has taken the co-requisite before or is taking it at the same time as the course. Please note: Dropping a class with a co-requisite will result in a drop from both classes. Usually a prerequisite is a course from a lower sequence of courses. For example: Students may not enroll in Math 142 (Elementary Statistics with Probability) without first passing Math 120 (Intermediate Algebra) with a “C” grade or better, or the equivalent. Usually, a co-requisite course is a lab or a course that provides supplemental instruction.

Students who have received a substandard grade in a course should see the “improving a grade point average” section of this catalog.

To see which courses have prerequisites and/or co-requisites see the individual course offerings in the catalog.

Independent study courses

Students who have completed the prerequisite course with a “C” grade or higher, at DVC fall 1999 or later, will have the prerequisite automatically cleared upon registration. If the prerequisite course was completed at DVC, CCC or LMC prior to fall 1999, contact the Admissions and Records Office.

These courses are only available to students who have exhausted the learning opportunities of our regular course offerings. They require the student to undertake a significant project or research with clearly established, measurable learning objectives.

To register for a course with a prerequisite

If the prerequisite course was completed at another educational institution, the Admissions and Records Office must clear the requirement prior to registering either online or by telephone.

To apply for an independent study course, students should get tentative agreement on their research project from a supervising instructor. They must then complete an independent study form (available in the Instruction Office or division offices) and receive approval of the supervising instructor and division dean. Deadlines Independent study forms must be submitted for approval to the division dean before the sixth week of the term.

All prerequisite forms must have the appropriate documentation attached.

Online or telephone registration There are a two ways to do this: 1. submit an unofficial or official transcript with a prerequisite form to the Admissions and Records Office; OR

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2. fax an unofficial transcript with a prerequisite form. If approved, the prerequisite will be cleared within two to three business days. If denied, the student will be notified.

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In person registration

In some cases, students are allowed to use courses other than the ones listed in order to meet the general education requirement for the associate degree. For more information about course substitutions, contact a counselor.

Students may submit an official or unofficial transcript along with a prerequisite form at the time of their registration appointment and register in person.

Prerequisite and/or co-requisite challenge Students who are denied enrollment in a class because they do not meet the prerequisite requirement may challenge the prerequisite. Challenge petitions are available in the Admissions and Records Office.

How to file a prerequisite or co-requisite challenge Students must file their challenge form at the Admissions and Records Office at the time they register for the class. If space is available, the student will be enrolled in the class pending the outcome of the challenge.

We recognize that some students have already reached a portion of their educational objectives through prior schooling.

Substitute courses

Alternate course credit DVC offers four options for students to receive alternate course credit: advanced placement, CLEP, credit by exam, and military service credit. Units awarded under any of these four categories may not be used to meet the residency requirement for the associate degrees.

1. Advanced placement (AP) - for the associate degree

• If the challenge is approved, the student will remain in the class. • If the challenge is denied, then the student will be notified that he/she has been dropped from the class. • If the challenge is not acted upon within five working days, then the student will be allowed to remain in the class. Challenges for the following reasons are reviewed by the division dean who has final approval: • The prerequisite is based on health or safety and is either not valid or does not apply to a particular student. • The prerequisite is discriminatory on the basis of ethnicity, religious belief, political persuasion, age, gender, or sexual orientation. • The prerequisite course has not been reasonably made available at DVC. • The prerequisite was not established according to state law. Challenges claiming that the student has gained the knowledge and skills in another fashion, for example through work or life experience, are reviewed by a faculty committee, whose decision is final.

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Students who have earned a score of 3, 4, or 5 on certain college board advanced placement examinations, may receive credit toward an associate degree, and some examinations may be used in lieu of specific course requirements. An official copy of test score(s) must be sent to the Admissions and Records Office and a request made for this examination credit to be posted to the student record. Associate degree requirements may be met through AP exams. The number of units awarded for each exam are as follows:

Area I-A. English composition A score of 3 on either the English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition examinations meets the requirement: “Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 122.” With a score of 4 on either the English Language and Composition or the English Literature and Composition exam, the “course requirement” will be met.

Area I-B. Communication and analytical thinking With a score of 3, 4, or 5 on either the Calculus AB or BC exam or Statistics, the “course requirement” will be met.

Area I-C. Mathematics proficiency With a score of 3, 4, or 5 on either the Mathematics AB or BC exam or Statistics, the proficiency requirement will be met.

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Area II. Natural sciences With a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the Biology or Chemistry or Physics B or Physics C exams, the “course requirement” will be met.

Units awarded toward a DVC associate degree:

Note: credit is not granted in the same field for both the AP and CLEP exams.

Biology: Score of 3, 4, or 5 (3 units)

3. Credit by exam

Chemistry: Score of 3, 4 or 5 (5 units)

Students may earn credit through examinations available through DVC academic departments. These examinations are usually more comprehensive than the typical final examination for a course, and they may be prepared by national organizations.

English Language and Composition: Score of 3 or 4, (3 units); score of 5 (6 units). English Literature and Composition: Score of 3 or 4, (3 units); score of 5 (6 units). Mathematics AB: Score of 3, 4, or 5 (4 units) Mathematics BC: Score of 3, 4, or 5 (8 units) Physics B: Score of 3, 4, or 5 (3 units) Physics C: Score of 3, 4, or 5 (3 units) Statistics: Score of 3, 4 or 5 (4 units)

Advanced placement - for transfer requirements Each four-year college or university determines the amount of credit that will be given for AP examinations and how that credit may be used. Students planning to transfer should consult the catalog of the college to which they plan to transfer for information on how these examinations can be used to meet admission, general education, and major requirements. For students planning to transfer to a University of California or California State University campus, refer to the “CSU G.E. - Breadth” and “IGETC” student handouts for use of AP exam credit towards meeting these general education requirements.

2. CLEP Students may petition the Admissions and Records Office for six units of ungraded elective credit for each general examination including: humanities, mathematics, natural science, and social sciencehistory passed with a score of 500 or better in the college level examination program (CLEP) taken before 2001. The mathematics CLEP exam may also be used to satisfy the mathematics competency requirement of the associate degree. CLEP subject examinations in dental auxiliary education are available in selected areas. Students may also petition for a course substitute of appropriate associate degree general education requirements; these petitions must be approved by a faculty committee.

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To take the CLEP, students must contact the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J., and ask for a bulletin of test dates and locations. Since use of CLEP is limited, students should consult with a counselor before pursuing this option.

To take these examinations students must submit a “Petition for Credit by Examination” form, available from Admissions and Records Office and division offices, to the department chair at least six weeks before the end of a fall or spring term. The department chair approves or denies the petition within five days and returns the form to the student. The student submits the form and pays the course fee to the Admissions and Records Office. They will forward the form to the department chair. Arrangements for administration of the examination will be made by department faculty. The examination itself may take any appropriate form such as written, oral, portfolio, demonstration, or a combination of methods. In addition: • The student should not already have taken the course or attempted an examination in the course, whether at DVC or elsewhere. • A maximum of 12 units toward an associate degree or six units toward a certificate may be earned by courses for which credit has been earned by examination. • Credits earned by examination cannot be used to satisfy the 12-unit residence requirement for the associate degree. • The student���s academic record shall be clearly annotated to reflect that credit was earned by examination. • A student may only petition to take the examination once. • The course must not be a prerequisite for one the student has already taken or is now enrolled in. • The student will be charged a fee for the examination equivalent to the enrollment fee for the class. Grading shall be according to the regular grading system. If a student passes the examination, a grade is recorded on his or her permanent record with the notation “credit by examination”. If a student fails, that failure is recorded on the permanent record and the student is not allowed to take the examination again. Substandard grades may be remediated by enrolling in

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the course. The petition form is retained in the student’s permanent file. The following courses have been approved by the departments for credit by examination: • Administration of Justice - ADJUS 120, 121, 122, 130, 221, 222, 230, 260 • Architecture - ARCHI 119, 126 • Art Digital Media - ARTDM 110 • Business Accounting - BUSAC 110 • Computer Information Systems - CIS 100, 101, 105, 106, 107, 115, 116, 117, 119, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 160, 180, 181, 185, 186 • Construction - CONST 135 • Education - EDUC 120 • Engineering - ENGIN 119, 126 • Music - MUSIC 122, 123

4. Military service credit Veterans may apply for evaluation of military service for credit through the Admissions and Records Office. Credit may be granted toward an associate degree for the following training and examinations: • Six units of elective credit for the completion of basic training and one year or more of active duty in the military service upon submission of DD-214 (separation papers) to the Admissions and Records Office. • Units for training taken in armed service schools. The guidance for evaluation of military service school training will be the publication, Armed Services Experiences, prepared by the American Council of Education.

Course substitution policy for students with disabilities for DVC associate degrees or certificates On occasion students, because of their disabilities, are unable to complete a course required of DVC’s associate degree or certificate programs. Those wishing to apply for a course substitution should review the college’s complete course substitution policy. This policy is available in the Disability Support Services (DSS) Office located in the Student Services Center SSC-202. To initiate an application, please make a counseling appointment with a DSS counselor by calling 925-685-1230 ext. 2276.

DVC is “a drug-free” campus

college-sponsored or supervised activities, regardless of their location, unless authorized by college officials. The code also prohibits the use, sale, distribution, or possession on campus of, or presence on campus under the influence of, any controlled substances, as listed in Schedules I through IV of Section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. Section 812) on district property or at any districtsponsored event. This includes student participation in field trips, athletic competition and/or any activity sponsored by the college. Any violations will be cause for disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. For additional information about the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol, and the applicable legal sanctions under local, state or federal law, please visit: www.dvc.edu/policies/alcohol-drugs. Any student who needs information about substance abuse may consult a campus counselor, or the dean of student life who can provide the student with information about available treatment resources.

Equal opportunity policy and grievance procedures DVC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age in any of its policies, procedures, or practices, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (pertaining to race, color, and national origin), Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (pertaining to sex), Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (pertaining to age), and CCCCD Board Policy 2001. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission and access to, as well as treatment and employment in the college’s programs and activities, including vocational education. Inquiries regarding the equal opportunity policies, the filing of grievances, or requests for a copy of the college’s grievance procedures may be directed to the following: disability support services coordinator for disability related issues; Title IX, Sexual Harassment Title VI, discrimination based on race, color, or national origin, the vice president of student services, Administration Building, or the dean of student life in the Student Union Building. This procedure affords students an opportunity to resolve a variety of complaints, including those alleging discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, color, national origin, sex, handicap, and age. Students who require assistance in the use of this procedure or any of the above-mentioned policies should contact the vice president of student services or dean of student life. For more information about the sexual harassment policy, please see: www.dvc.edu/policies/harassment and for more information about equal opportunity policies and procedures, please see: www.dvc.edu/eeoc.

The DVC Student Code of Conduct prohibits the possession, consumption, sale, distribution or delivery of any alcoholic beverage in college buildings or on college grounds, or at

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Inquiries regarding federal laws and regulations concerning nondiscrimination in education or the district’s compliance with those provisions may also be directed to the vice chancellor, human resources and organizational development, Contra Costa Community College District, 500 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553, or U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, 221 Main Street, Suite 1020, San Francisco, CA, 94105.

Grading

For more information or to initiate a grievance contact:

We use the following evaluative grades and non-evaluative symbols:

Vice president of student services (504, Title IX, Sexual Harassment; Title VI Coordinator and EEOC Officer) 925-685-1230 ext. 2232

Grade policy The assignment of grades is the exclusive responsibility of the individual instructor. Our grading policies are based on our faculty’s philosophy, California Administration Code, Title 5 (Sec. 51300-51325), and the Contra Costa Community College District Board Policy 4001.

Grade

Vice president of finance and administration (ADA Coordinator) 925-685-1230 ext. 2533 Dean of student life (EEOC Officer) 925-685-1230 ext. 2445

Grade points per unit

A

— — — Excellent————————————— 4

B

— — — Good——————————————— 3

C

— — — Satisfactory———————————— 2

D — — — Passing, less than satisfactory———— 1 (Not a recommending grade for continuation in sequential courses)

Disability support services manager 925-685-1230 ext. 2926

F

— — — Failing—————————————— 0

Freedom of expression policy It is the policy of the district and DVC to allow and protect reasonable and legal expressions, speeches and actions according to federal and state laws and Education Code section 76120. Students have the right to exercise free expression, including the use of bulletin boards, the distribution of printed materials and the wearing of buttons, badges or other insignia. The policy excludes expression that is obscene, libelous or slanderous according to current legal standards or that incites students to create a clear and present danger or to commit unlawful acts on community college premises or damage to persons or property. Inciting students to riot, or the violation of lawful community college regulations or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the community college, is also prohibited. A copy of the policy is available at the Student Life Office.

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The following grade symbols are not considered in calculations of cumulative grade point averages, but the “W,” “I,” and “NP” grades are considered in determinations of progress probation and dismissal: I

— — — Incomplete———————————— 0

P — — — Pass———————————————— 0 (At least satisfactory or a C grade; units not counted in GPA) NP — — — No Pass—————————————— 0 (Less than satisfactory; units not counted in GPA) The following are non-evaluative symbols: W — — — Withdrawal———————————— 0 (The symbol assigned to students who withdraw from a class within the allowed time.)

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IP — — — In Progress———————————— 0 (Symbol indicating the course was in progress beyond the end of the term.) RD — — — Report Delayed—————————— 0 (Symbol indicating delay in reporting grade.) Grades earned on non degree applicable courses are not included in the degree applicable grade point average.

Academic honors Students who have completed at least 12 letter-graded units during the term and earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 will receive honors recognition on their transcripts.

Graduation honors Graduation honors will appear on a student’s transcript if a 3.5 grade point average in all college work (excluding non degree applicable and upper division courses) is maintained at the end of the semester in which the student has applied to graduate. A student intending to graduate in the spring semester must have a 3.5 grade point average as of February 1 for honors to appear in the ceremony program, but the 3.5 grade point average must be maintained at the end of the semester to have honors appear on the student’s transcript.

Incomplete grades

Students have until the fourth week of the class (or 25 percent of the term for shorter classes) to decide. After the deadline has passed, the grading choice may not be reversed.

Non credit courses Non credit courses are open to all students for registration. There are no enrollment fees for non credit courses, but an application for admission is necessary. Non credit courses are not graded and are non degree applicable.

Fairness in grading During the first week of each class, instructors will give their students a copy of their class syllabus, which will include their grading policies. Students may expect instructors to: • record the student’s grade for each oral and written test or report that will affect the final grade, notify the student of the grade, and, if necessary, review the results with the student; • evaluate the student within the first quarter of the class and notify the student of the results of the evaluation; • count a final examination for no more than half the course grade; • base final grades on at least three of the student’s tests and/or reports (exception in cases of violations of DVC’s academic dishonesty procedure 4001.04).

An incomplete grade must be made up no later than one calendar year following the grade assignment or it will automatically revert to the alternate grade assigned by the instructor. Students who receive an “I” grade can not officially register for the same course in which they received the incomplete. Incompletes will be given only in cases of emergency such as accident, illness, or family emergency. Extensions to the one year deadline may be granted for good cause with instructor approval. The instructor must notify the Admissions and Records Office.

Note: Instructors are expected to retain any test or report that is not returned to a student for a period of one academic year. Grade records should be available for a period of three years after grades are awarded. Instructors who are not scheduled to teach should leave their records with their division dean.

Pass/no pass grades (P/NP)

Grade corrections

These grades are not used in the calculation of grade point averages, although the units for P grades are applied toward the 60 required for an associate degree. Four-year colleges often limit the number of P units that they will accept from transfer students. To determine if there are any negative implications to choosing a P/NP grading, students are advised to refer to the policies of the college to which they intend to transfer. P/NP grade option cannot be reversed after 25 percent of the class has passed.

Students who believe that they have received an incorrect grade must initiate a grade correction within one calendar year after they received the grade. To have a grade corrected, students must ask the instructor to correct the grade and have them submit a grade correction form. The instructor has final authority to determine if the student’s grade should be changed.

Student choice (SC) A course labeled “SC” means that before the deadline, students can decide to take the course for a letter grade or for a P/NP grade. Students must complete a form in the Admissions and Records Office to take the course for a P/NP grade. If students do not choose the P/NP option before the deadline, they will be issued a letter grade for the course. It is often best to discuss this choice with a counselor.

Note: Except in extenuating circumstances such as serious illness, grade corrections may not be made from “F” to “W.” It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from a class prior to the drop deadline.

Student appeals for grade changes DVC is committed to the concept of academic freedom, which guarantees to individual instructors wide latitude in how they structure and conduct their classes. Such matters as the amount of homework, the kind and frequency of

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testing, the nature of the grading system, the degree of class participation expected, the choice of textbooks, the theoretical perspective, and the emphasized topics are all, within very wide boundaries, at the discretion of the instructor (described in the college catalog under “fairness of grading”). Difficulties occasionally arise between students and faculty members about grades. Most misunderstandings are resolved amicably and the college urges students to discuss problems directly with faculty members. Because some disagreements cannot be resolved informally, DVC has a procedure for resolution of grade complaints that the student must initiate.

Grounds for grade changes The most common problems are those concerning the grade assigned for class work. According to state law, a grade assigned by an instructor at the end of a term can be changed only by that instructor, except in cases of mistake, fraud, bad faith or incompetence. (A finding of bad faith should be supported by specific evidence that the instructor harbored ill-will or discriminatory intent, which motivated the instructor to assign to a student a grade lower than the grade the student should have earned based on objective criteria.) This policy does not apply to challenges of deadlines for pass (P) or no pass (NP). Pass/no pass grades cannot be changed to letter grades once 25 percent of the class has passed. The informal steps below (1 and 2) may be undertaken at any time; however, a formal complaint must be filed in writing with the vice president of instruction, or designee, no later than one year following the end of the term in which the grade was given. A formal complaint may be filed at any time with the chancellor, who will refer the complainant to his designee, the DVC president. The president will designate the Complaint Review Committee to consider the complaint.

Process If a clerical or tabulation error has been made, it can be handled through the grade correction process. The “fairness in grading policy” section (under academic policies) clearly explains the grading guidelines a student can expect. At the beginning of each class, instructors must give students a copy of their grading policies. If a student believes that a faculty member has deviated from these policies in the evaluation of his/her work, he/she may pursue a complaint under the description of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetence. The student has the option of having a representative present at this and/or subsequent meetings. 1. In the event of a problem over a grade, the student should first meet with the instructor and request an explanation of the grade. If it is uncomfortable for the student to deal with an instructor alone, a person of the student’s choice may accompany him/her. If the

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instructor agrees to a grade change he/she fills out a grade change report in accordance with grade change correction policy. 2. If the student and the instructor cannot resolve the problem, the next step is for the student to meet with the department chair, who will attempt to mediate the issue. If the department chair is unable to achieve settlement, the next step for the student is to meet with the division dean, who will attempt to mediate the issue. The mediation effort shall include a conference with the division dean, the department chairperson, the student and the faculty employee, if available, and/or individual or combined sequential meetings between the division dean and the department chairperson, the student and the faculty employee, if available. The student may have a representative present in either event. If the issue is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student, the division dean should prepare a written summary of the mediation efforts and forward it to the vice president of instruction for the continuation of the appeal process. 3. If the student is not satisfied with these mediation efforts, he/she may request a formal hearing before a complaint review committee, which is the president’s designee. The student must submit his/her complaint in writing and should include a precise statement of the nature of the complaint (mistake, fraud, bad faith or incompetence), any facts relevant to it, and the student’s perception of a fair resolution. The complaint must be filed with the vice president of instruction, or designee, no later than one year following the end of the term when the grade was given. The complaint review committee will be composed of three faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate, one of whom must be from the same division as the faculty member involved in the complaint; two students appointed by the ASDVC; and the vice president of instruction, or designee, who will act as chairperson. (All six shall be voting members.) A tie vote means the complaint is not proven. The results will be referred to the president. The student may be accompanied by a representative. a. The committee shall meet within 30 instructional days of receipt of a complaint. If the complaint is filed within four weeks of the end of a term, the meeting may be delayed at the option of either the student, the faculty member involved or the vice president of instruction until the next term. In this event, the committee shall meet within the first four weeks of the new term. If time constraints prevent the meeting at the end of spring term, the meeting shall be held within the first 20 instructional days of the fall term. If this delay would result in hardship for the student or faculty mem-

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ber, they should advise the vice president of instruction and may request the meeting take place at the earliest time the other party(ies) and the vice president are available. In closed hearing, the committee will hear testimony by the student, the faculty member, the division dean who attempted mediation, and any supporting witnesses that either the student or faculty member care to introduce. The burden of proof shall rest with the complainant. Documentation may also be submitted. Summary minutes will be taken; the hearing may be tape recorded, but only with the permission of all participants. b. Within ten instructional days, the committee, under the direction of the vice president of instruction, or designee, will meet and recommend a resolution based on a majority vote of all six members. A written recommendation will be submitted to the college president within 15 instructional days of such meeting; a minority report, if any, must be noted. Copies of the recommendations will be sent to the student, the faculty member, and all members of the committee. If the committee does find that fraud, bad faith, or incompetence led to a grading error, the rationale for the decision must be stated in the recommendations, and the committee must recommend a replacement grade to the president. c. The president will review the committee’s recommendations, then notify the student, the faculty members, the members of the committee, the Faculty Senate president and the vice president of instruction or designee, of the college president’s decision within ten instructional days of its receipt. 4. If the complaint is denied, the student will be notified of his or her right to appeal the decision to the Contra Costa Community College District governing board within 30 calendar days of notification of the decision. If the complaint is upheld, the faculty member will be notified of his/her right to appeal the decision to the Contra Costa Community College District governing board, or designee, within 30 instructional days of notification of the decision. If an instructor fails to appeal a decision of the president sustaining the student’s complaint within 30 instructional days, the president shall order the grade in question to be expunged from the student’s records and enter in its place the grade deemed appropriate by the complaint review committee. If the decision of the president is appealed and the governing board or designee sustains the student’s complaint, the president shall order the grade in question to be expunged from the student’s records and the

grade deemed appropriate by the complaint review committee entered in its place. 5. The decision of the governing board or designee is final. All records of such hearings at any level shall be destroyed at the end of one year, unless the student initiates legal proceedings relative to the disputed grade within one year. If the decision of the governing board or designee is unfavorable to the student, or if the student accepts an unfavorable decision of the complaint review committee, the student shall have the right to submit a written statement of objections to the grade, which shall become a part of the student’s records.

Steps for resolution of grade complaints: 1. Meet with instructor for an explanation. If unresolved, then, 2. Request department chair mediation. If unresolved, then, 3. Request division dean mediation. If unresolved, then, 4. Request formal hearing with complaint review committee by submitting a formal written complaint to the office of the vice president of instruction.

a b. c.

Hearing with committee Committee recommendation to college president President’s review and decision

5. Student and faculty member have appeal rights. 6. Final decision.

Improving a grade point average Course repetition When students receive a substandard grade (“D,” “F,” or “NP”) for a course, they may enroll in it a second time without being required to request permission. If it becomes necessary for students to attempt a course for the third time, they must request special permission to do so. This request may be made online at www.dvc.edu/petition-to-repeat. Under no circumstances may a student repeat a course more than two times to alleviate a substandard grade (Title 5, section 55042). If students repeat a course, only the better of the two grades will be used in the GPA calculation. (If both grades are the same, then only one will be counted). However, both grades will appear on the transcript, and the units for the course will only be counted once. An “R” notation will appear next to the lower of the two grades indicating that the course has been repeated.

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Academic renewal without course repetition Academic renewal allows students to have up to 24 units of substandard grades (“D,” “F,” or “NP) excluded (without the student having to repeat the course) from their grade point averages. To be eligible, students must have completed 20 units of satisfactory work (“C” grade or better) that has been completed within the Contra Costa Community College District or any other accredited college or university, since receiving the last substandard grade (the unit count begins the semester after the substandard grade is received). The student must not have received any “D’s”, “F’s” or “NP” since the substandard work (minimum 2.0 since substandard work). Students interested in academic renewal should request a petition from the Admissions and Records Office (Title 5, section 55046) ) and must have a counselor sign the form before submitting it to the Admissions and Records Office.

Instructional material policy Students enrolled in credit or non credit courses and programs may be required to provide certain instructional and other materials including, but not limited to textbooks, tools, equipment and clothing. A “materials fee” may be charged if the instructional and other materials are used in the production of an ‘end product’ that has continuing value to the student outside the classroom setting. Excerpted from Board policy 5017.

Instructors’ rights policy If a student is disrupting class, the instructor may have him or her removed, and the instructor may also remove that student from the next class meeting. For more information about removal, see the “student code of conduct” section. The instructor must give permission before a student can use a tape recorder in class. Instructors have the exclusive responsibility for assigning grades. For more information, see the “grade policy” section of the catalog.

Matriculation rights and responsibilities Student rights The student has the right to the following matriculation services: admissions, assessment, orientation, advisement/ counseling, and follow-up services (when needed). Diablo Valley College students are guaranteed the following rights under the State of California Matriculation Regulations: 1. Assessment: Students are allowed to submit scores from assessment tests taken at another California community college within the last two years in lieu of

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taking the assessment at DVC, if the assessment instrument is state-approved and correlation with DVC courses can be established. Title 5 Section 55530(c). 2. Prerequisites: A student may challenge a required course prerequisite. (Please refer to the “prerequisites” section.) 3. Complaints: A student may file a complaint if he or she believes DVC has failed to make a good faith effort to develop an educational plan or provide specified services once the student has declared a specific educational goal. Title 5 Section 55525(d).

Student responsibilities As part of the State of California Title 5 Matriculation Regulations, Section 55530 (d), all students are expected to participate in the matriculation process unless they are exempt (see “exemption” below) or waive the right to participate (see “waiver, appeal, and complaint procedures” below). Through the matriculation process at Diablo Valley College, students agree to the following responsibilities: • to express at least a broad educational intent at the time of registration and state a specific educational goal upon completion of 12 units of course work; • to complete a first-semester individual educational plan with the assistance of a counselor prior to registering for courses. This is usually done in the orientation and advising class (Counseling 095) for new students; • to attend and complete courses: all students are expected to attend their classes regularly, complete assigned course work on time and complete their courses each semester. Students are expected to maintain regular progress toward their educational goal; • to seek counseling at least once per semester and as needed to review, update, and expand their educational plans and goals. It is particularly important for the following students to seek counseling: • students on academic or progress probation (generally accomplished through participation in small group probation seminars); • students enrolled in developmental courses. (generally achieved through counselor visits to such classes during the term or can be achieved in consultation with the instructor or instructor advisor in the department); • students who have not declared an educational goal. Such students are sent a letter explaining options available in identifying and updating their educational goal.

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Exemption Some students may choose to be exempted from assessment, orientation or counseling. Typically students seeking an exemption from matriculation services meet one of the following criteria: • the student has earned an associate degree or higher; • the student is enrolled in a job-related course; • the student has one of the following educational goals: to learn or update job skills, to maintain certificate or license, or to pursue a special personal interest; • the student is enrolled in six units or less.

Waiver, appeal, and complaint procedures Students who wish to request waivers or file appeals or complaints on the basis of their Title 5 Matriculation Rights must follow the sequence of the steps outlined. (Students filing other types of complaints or alleging discriminatory practices should follow the procedures listed in the Student Code of Conduct and Student Disciplinary and Due Process Procedures.) 1. Initial review of waiver, appeal, or complaint a. The student should contact the office of the dean of outreach, enrollment and matriculation and complete an “appeal or request for waiver” form or file a complaint regarding matriculation rights. b. The dean or designee may contact the student and schedule a meeting to discuss the problem and/or inform the student of the decision. c. In the event that the appeal or request for waiver is not granted, the student will be advised of his/her rights to further appeal and the correct procedures to follow. 2. Appeal to the vice president of student services or designee. a. If the initial appeal or request for waiver is not granted and the student does not accept this decision, the student may submit the initial form to the vice president of student services for further review. b. The vice president of student services or designee will review the appeal and may meet with the student if deemed necessary. c. The vice president of student services or designee will inform the student of the decision concerning the appeal or request for waiver.

Open course policy It is the policy of the Contra Costa Community College District that unless specifically exempted by statute or regulation, every course, course section, or class reported for state funding, wherever offered and maintained by the District, shall be fully open to enrollment and participation by any person who has been admitted to the college and who meets the prerequisites as may be established pursuant to regulations contained in Title 5 Section 55200.

Parking policy All parking requires a parking decal or a daily permit, which must be displayed on the student’s vehicle. Parking permits are required 6 a.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Friday. Students may park only in student parking lots. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and having a permit does not guarantee that a student will find a parking space. Separate summer permits are also required. Parking permits are not required at the San Ramon Valley Center. For more information, contact police services, or visit www.4cd.net/crpa/pd.

Probation and dismissal policy Academic probation We expect our students to make steady progress toward their educational goals by maintaining a “C” average or better in their courses. If a student’s cumulative record shows that he or she has completed at least 12 letter-graded units, that student must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0, or be placed on academic probation. Students on stage one probation will be mailed information encouraging them to view the short probation video in the Media Center and to schedule a meeting with a counselor. Students on stage two probation will be mailed information addressing additional requirements.

Academic dismissal Students are subject to academic dismissal if, after they have been on academic probation for two consecutive terms, their grade point average in the most recent term is not 2.0 or better. When their overall grade point average rises to 2.0 or better, students are removed from academic probation. Students on dismissal status are prohibited from attending DVC for two consecutive terms.

Progress probation We expect our students to complete courses once they register for them. If a student’s cumulative record shows that he or she has enrolled in at least 12 units, that student must successfully complete more than 50 percent of all those units, or else be placed on progress probation. We place students on progress probation if the number of units given a “W,” “I,” or “NP” on the student’s transcript amounts to at least 50 percent of the units attempted (this includes letter grades and units assigned the symbols “W,” “I,” “P,” “NP,”

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“IP,” or “RD”). Students on stage one probation will be encouraged to view the short probation video in the Media Center and schedule a meeting with a counselor. Students on stage two probation will be mailed information addressing additional requirements.

Progress dismissal Students are subject to progress dismissal if, after they have been on progress probation for two consecutive terms, they do not complete more than half of the units attempted in the current term. When students complete more than half of their cumulative attempted units, they are removed from probation. Students on dismissal status are prohibited from attending DVC for two consecutive terms.

Appeals and readmission Students who are placed on probation or dismissal are notified in writing. The notification includes the process for appealing the dismissal to the dean of student life or SRVC senior academic/student services manager. Dismissed students who wish to appeal their dismissal status must watch a brief video (located in the Media Center or the Learning Commons at the San Ramon Valley Center) explaining the probation process and file a “request for reinstatement” form with the dean of student life or SRVC senior academic/ student services manager. Extenuating circumstances that would allow students to successfully appeal dismissal might include, but are not limited to, health problems, family emergency or extreme change in financial situation.

Sexual harassment policy It is the policy of the college to provide a work and study environment free from sexual harassment. The campus community should be aware that the college will not tolerate any conduct that constitutes sexual harassment and will take measures to ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations. Formal complaints may be filed with the district, using the district unlawful discrimination form. Sexual harassment refers to sexually oriented verbal or nonverbal behavior that is not welcome, that is personally offensive, that debilitates morale, and that therefore interferes with the behavioral effectiveness of members of the campus community. Sexual harassment is discriminatory and unlawful. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or education, (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting that individual, (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect

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of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic or professional performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment, educational, or living environment. Accountability for compliance with this policy rests with all members of the campus community. The president’s designee shall take appropriate steps to disseminate this policy, and the campus community shall be regularly informed of the policy. Any member of the campus community who believes he or she has been sexually harassed should promptly report the facts of the incident or incidents and the name or names of the individual or individuals involved to the president’s designee. All such claims will be investigated and appropriate action will be taken. Please note that sexual harassment is a violation of the law; should an individual choose to proceed through the district, substantiated complaints may result in disciplinary action. For more information about the sexual harassment policy, please see: www.dvc.edu/policies/harassment. References/authority: Title VII, Section 703; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Procedures for complaints may be obtained from the vice president of student services’ office or from the Student Life Office or from the SRVC Student Services Office.

Smoking policy In recognizing the serious health risks associated with smoking, wishing to discourage both students and staff from becoming smokers, and recognizing the rights of non-smokers to a reasonably smoke-free environment, the following policy applies: At the Pleasant Hill campus, smoking is allowed only in the parking lots. At the San Ramon Valley Center, smoking is allowed only in the student parking lots. Restrictions at other educational sites are established by those sites and by state and local law. Adherence to the restrictions relies on the initiative of nonsmokers to politely request that smokers comply and on the courtesy of smokers to acknowledge the restrictions and comply. Willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking has been prohibited by law or by regulation of the Governing Board is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and is punishable by disciplinary action. State law also prohibits smoking within 20 feet of all doorways and windows. Smoking generally means inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted cigar, cigarette or pipe.

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Student Code of Conduct - Student Services Procedure 3027 I. Introduction The Student Code of Conduct is a statement of the Contra Costa Community College District’s expectations regarding student standards of conduct, both academic and non-academic. Students are expected to obey all laws and district policies and regulations. Students shall be subject to discipline for violation of these laws, policies, and regulations. Student misconduct may also be subject to other regulations of the district, including but not limited to regulations regarding complaints of harassment and discrimination. II. Definitions For the purpose of these rules and regulations, the following words and terms are defined as follows: A. “Student” shall mean all persons enrolled in any courses at the colleges in the district, regardless of where courses are taught, whether they are enrolled fulltime or part-time, for credit or non credit or not-for credit or contract education, and whether or not s/ he is planning to earn a degree, certificate of achievement or other certification. Persons who are enrolled in online or hybrid courses are also considered ‘students’. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term, but who have been admitted to the college and enroll in courses from time to time, and have a continuing relationship with the college are considered ‘students’. B. “Governing board” shall mean the Governing Board of the Contra Costa Community College District. C. “District” shall mean the Contra Costa Community College District, including but not limited to its administrative staff and each of its colleges.

D. “College” shall mean a college operated and maintained by the district. E. “Member of the college community” shall mean the district trustees, the academic, support staff, and administrative personnel of the district, the students of the district and any other person while on district or college property or at a district or college function or activity. F. “Day” shall refer to a college instructional day unless otherwise noted. G. “Good cause” includes, but is not limited to the following offenses: 1. continued disruptive behavior, continued willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity, or the open and persistent defiance of the authority of, or persistent abuse of, college personnel; 2. assault, battery, or any threat of force or violence upon a student or college personnel; 3. willful misconduct, which results in injury or death of a student or college personnel or which results in cutting, defacing, or other injury to any real or personal property owned by the district; 4. use, sale, or possession on campus of, or presence on campus under the influence of any controlled substance, or any poison classified as such by Schedule D in section 4160 of the Business and Professions Code; 5. willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking has been prohibited by law or by regulation of the governing board; 6. persistent serious misconduct where other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct; 7. other behavior that has grounds for disciplinary action.

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III. Grounds for disciplinary action A. Students shall conduct themselves consistent with the Student Code of Conduct while on campus or participating off campus in online or hybrid courses, or at college sponsored events or programs, including but not limited to field trips, student conferences, debate competitions, athletic contests, club-sponsored events, and international study programs, regardless of location. Students shall also conduct themselves consistent with the Student Code of Conduct in any matter related to school activity or attendance. Students shall be suspended or expelled only for good cause. B. The following constitute misconduct and grounds for disciplinary action: 1. Acts of academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to, cheating, tampering, fabrication, plagiarism, or assisting others in an act of academic dishonesty. Cheating is defined as unauthorized copying or collaboration on a test or assignment, or the use or attempted use of unauthorized materials. Tampering is defined as altering or interfering with evaluation instruments or documents. Fabrication is defined as falsifying experimental data or results, inventing research or laboratory data or results for work not done, or falsely claiming sources not used. Plagiarism is defined as representing someone else’s words, idea, artistry, or data as ones’ own, including copying another person’s work (including published and unpublished material, and material from the Internet) without appropriate referencing, presenting someone else’s opinions and theories as one’s own, or working jointly on a project, then submitting it as one’s own. Assisting is defined as assisting another student in an act of academic dishonesty, such as taking a test or doing an assignment for someone else, changing someone’s grades or academic records, or inappropriately distributing exams to other students; 2. other forms of dishonesty, such as lying, knowingly furnishing false information, or reporting a false emergency to any college official, faculty or staff member or office or to the district; 3. forgery, alteration, misappropriation or theft, misuse of any district or college document, record, key, electronic device, or identification, including, but not limited to, unauthorized grade changes and forged signatures on official college forms. 4. misrepresentation of oneself or of an organization to be an agent of the district; 5. obstruction or disruption of teaching or the district’s educational process, administrative process, disciplinary procedures, or other district functions and activities on or off district property;

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6. disruptive or abusive behavior, such as verbal harassment, habitual profanity or vulgarity, physical abuse, intimidation, hazing, or stalking of any member of the college community; 7. vandalism, graffiti, or other willful misconduct which results in cutting, defacing, or other damages to any real or personal property owned by the district or a member of the college community; 8. assault, battery, violence or threat of violence, or any willful misconduct which results in an injury or death of a student or district personnel or behavior that threatens the health and safety of any member of the college community; 9. theft of district property, or property in the possession of, or owned by, a member of the college community; 10. violation of district or college policies or regulations including but not limited to those concerning the formation and registration of student organizations, the use of college facilities or the time, place, and manner of public expression or the distribution of leaflets, pamphlets, or other materials; 11. failure to comply with the directions of the district or college officials acting in the performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so; 12. the use, sale, distribution, or possession on campus of, or presence on campus under the influence of, any controlled substances, or any poison classified as such by Schedule D section 4160 of the Business and Professions Code or other California laws, on district property or at any district-sponsored event. This regulation does not apply when the person named on the prescription possesses the drugs or narcotics or when the drugs or narcotics are permitted for and are being used in research, instruction, or analysis; 13. possession, consumption, sale, distribution or delivery of any alcoholic beverage in college buildings or on college grounds, or at college-sponsored or supervised activities, regardless of their location, unless authorized by college officials; 14. possession or use of explosives, dangerous chemicals, or deadly weapons on district property or at a campus function, without prior authorization of the college president; 15. engaging in lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior on district-owned or controlled property or at a district-sponsored or supervised function; 16. rape, date rape, sexual harassment, sexual assault, or threat of an assault upon a student or member of the college community on district property, or at a college or district-sponsored or supervised function;

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17. unauthorized use of, or misuse of district property, including, but not limited to, unauthorized possession, duplication or use of district keys and/or unauthorized entry into district property; 18. willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking has been prohibited by law or by regulation of the governing board or college; 19. knowingly assisting another person in the commission of a violation of the student code of conduct; 20. misuse of computers and networks which includes but is not limited to utilizing an unauthorized account, password, campus network, interfering with normal computer operations, circumventing data protection schemes or uncovering security loopholes, or violating terms of the software agreements; 21. willful disruption of the orderly operation of the campus; 22. leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal authorized activities; 23. obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on college premises or at college sponsored or supervised events; 24. unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person while on college premises without his/her prior knowledge, or without his/her effective consent when such a recording is likely to cause injury or distress. This includes, but is not limited to, surreptitiously taking pictures of another person in a gym locker room or a restroom; 25. any other cause identified as good cause by Education Code section 76033, not identified above; or any applicable penal code sections, or other applicable local, state, or federal laws; 26. any other ground constituting good cause. C. Violation of parking laws, regulations, or rules shall not be cause for the removal, suspension, or expulsion of a student (Ed. Code § 76036). D. Nothing in these procedures shall preclude a student with a disability from receiving appropriate accommodations as identified by Disability Support Services. IV. Types of disciplinary action The following discipline may be imposed, individually or in various combinations, on any student found to have violated the Student Code of Conduct. Warning: A warning is a written or oral notice to the student that continuation or repetition of certain conduct may result in further disciplinary action.

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Restitution: Restitution is reimbursement by the student for damage to, loss of or misappropriation of property. Reimbursement may take the form of appropriate service by the student to repair property or otherwise compensate for damage. Projects and assignments: Projects and assignments may include educational projects, service to the college, and other related discretionary assignments. Disciplinary probation: Probation is a status imposed for a specific period of time in which a student must demonstrate his or her conduct conforms to district standards of conduct as set forth in these regulations. Conditions may be imposed at the discretion of the district or the president’s designee. Misconduct during the probationary period or violation of any conditions of the probation may result in more serious disciplinary action, such as loss of privileges, suspension, or expulsion. Loss of privileges: Loss of privileges is the denial of extra-curricular activities or other special privileges for a designated period of time. Violation of any conditions or campus regulations during the period of sanction may result in far more serious disciplinary action, such as suspension or expulsion. Removal: Removal of a student from class by an instructor or with the assistance of police services, if necessary. Suspension: Suspension is a separation from the district for a designated period of time after which the student will be eligible to return. A suspension may consist of a. a period of time from one or more classes for a period up to ten (10) days of instruction; b. from one or more classes for the remainder of the school term; and c. from all classes or activities of the college for one or more terms for up to three years. Expulsion: Expulsion is the permanent termination of student status by the governing board for good cause when other means of correction fail to bring about proper conduct or when the presence of the student causes a continuing danger to the physical safety of the student or others. A student who is expelled is prohibited from participating in any college activities or programs and from entering district premises.

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Revocation of degree or certification: A degree or certificate awarded from the college may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or other violation of college standards in obtaining a degree or certification, or for other serious violations committed by a student prior to graduation V. Reciprocity of sanctions During a period of suspension or expulsion, a student shall not be enrolled in any other college within the district. Disciplinary actions or sanctions shall apply to the student at all district colleges. VI. Conduct related to college After a hearing, the president’s designee may impose an immediate suspension on a student when such action is required in order to protect property, safety, and to ensure the maintenance of order on the campus or at a campus function. No student may be removed, suspended, or expelled unless the conduct for which the student is disciplined is related to college activity or college attendance. VII. Record of disciplinary action In accordance with Education Code section 76220, community college districts shall establish, maintain and destroy student records according to regulations adopted by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. The president’s designee will create a record of disciplinary actions, along with relevant supporting documents and evidence. Consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and District Student Services Procedure 3009, this record shall be maintained as a confidential student education record and may not be released without the permission of the student, except as permitted by law and policy. The student shall have a right to inspect the record and to challenge the contents. Disciplinary records shall be retained in a manner consistent with state law, and will be destroyed following the third college year after the college year in which it originated. In accordance with Education Code section 76234, whenever there is included in any student record information concerning any disciplinary action taken by the college or district in connection with any alleged sexual assault or physical abuse or any conduct that threatens the health and safety of the alleged victim, the alleged victim of the sexual assault or physical abuse shall be informed within three (3) days of the results of any disciplinary action by the college and the results of any appeal. VIII. Removal by instructor An instructor, for good cause, may remove a student from his or her class for the day of the removal and the next class meeting. (Ed. Code §§ 76032 and 76033.)

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A. Procedures before the removal 1. The instructor shall notify the student of the instructor’s consideration of the removal from class and the reasons for the proposed removal. 2. The instructor may remove the student from the classroom immediately. Under normal conditions, the instructor should permit the student an opportunity to present a rebuttal to the accusation or otherwise offer relevant comment on the proposed removal. There need be no delay between the time notice is given to the student and the time of such a review. 3. The instructor shall decide whether or not to proceed with the proposed removal after hearing the student’s explanation and considering all of the information relative to the issue. There need be no delay between the time notice is given to the student and the removal. 4. The decision may be given to the student either orally or in writing. 5. The instructor’s decision is final and may not be appealed. B. Procedures after the removal 1. Immediately following the removal, the instructor must notify the college president or president’s designee of the removal. 2. If the student removed is a minor, the college president or president’s designee shall ask the parent or guardian of the student to attend a parent conference regarding the removal as soon as possible. If the instructor or the parent or guardian so requests, a college administrator shall attend the conference. 3. The instructor may request that the student meet with the college president or president’s designee, within three (3) days of removal, prior to returning to class. 4. During the period of removal, the student shall not be returned to the class without the concurrence of the instructor. IX. Preliminary procedures for suspension by president’s designee The following procedures shall be taken before suspension except in the event that an emergency/interim suspension is made as set forth in Section XIV. A. Administration. The president’s designee shall administer these procedures and take appropriate action, subject to the approval of the college president and the governing board if required herein or otherwise by law. B. Disciplinary action that may be imposed. The president’s designee may suspend or impose a lesser sanction on a student. A suspension may consist of a period of time as follows:

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1. from one or more classes for a period up to ten (10) days of instruction; 2. from one or more classes for the remainder of the school term; 3. from all classes and activities of the college for one or more terms. A suspension shall not exceed three (3) years. C. Reporting of conduct. Alleged student misconduct shall be reported to the president’s designee. The president’s designee shall be the vice president of instruction or the senior dean of student services at Contra Costa College, the dean of student life at Diablo Valley College, and the senior dean of student services at Los Medanos College. Other officials may be designated as the president’s designee, whenever necessary for the efficient operation of the district. D. Investigation. Upon receiving a report of alleged student misconduct, the president’s designee shall initiate an investigation. E. Notice. Before imposing discipline, the president’s designee shall give or make reasonable efforts to give the student oral or written notice of the reason for the proposed disciplinary action. If the student is a minor, the president’s designee shall also notify the parent or guardian of the investigation and charges. F. Preliminary hearing. Within a reasonable period of time (normally within five (5) days following the delivery to the student of the notice referred to above), the president’s designee shall offer the student an opportunity to attend a meeting (“preliminary hearing”) at which time the student may present a rebuttal to the accusation or otherwise offer relevant comment on the proposed discipline. There need be no delay between the time of the notice given to the student and the time of the meeting. If the student fails to arrange a preliminary hearing (or if he/she fails to appear for a preliminary hearing he/she has arranged), the decision of the president’s designee will be final and not subject to a further Appeal Hearing. G. Determination after preliminary hearing. Based on the evidence presented, the president’s designee shall decide whether or not to proceed with the proposed suspension and/or to recommend expulsion after hearing the student’s explanation and considering all of the information. If the decision is to suspend for up to five (5) days, the president’s designee may inform the student of the decision and send a written confirmation to the student’s last known address within five (5) working days. The confirmation shall include a statement that the decision to impose a suspension for five (5) days or less, or a lesser sanction, is not appealable. If the decision is to suspend for more than five (5) school days or to recommend expulsion, the president’s designee shall send the student a written notice via personal delivery or certified mail to the student’s last known address as set forth below.

H. Notice to the college president. The president’s designee shall report any disciplinary action imposed to the college president. I. Notification after a suspension of more than five (5) days. If the president’s designee imposes a suspension of more than five (5) days, the president’s designee shall promptly send the student a letter of notification that is hand delivered or sent via certified mail to the student’s last known address. The notification shall include: 1. a statement of the charges, the reason for the suspension or recommended expulsion offer, and a description of facts related to the misconduct, including the evidence against the student, the date of the incident(s), time of the incident(s), and location of the offense(s); 2. a copy of the Student Code of Conduct; 3. an explanation that a student who has been suspended for more than five (5) days is entitled to appeal the decision and has a right to a further hearing (“appeal hearing”). The notification shall also state that a request for an appeal hearing shall be filed within five (5) days of the service or mailing of the notification, whichever is earlier. The written request for an appeal hearing must be submitted to the president’s designee, and must cite the specific ground(s) for the appeal (from those listed below), and provides information which substantiates the ground(s) on which the appeal is being made; 4. Grounds for appeal - A student may appeal the decision of the president’s designee on grounds that: a. Fair consideration was not provided to the student, (i.e., there is evidence that some aspect of the hearing was prejudicial, arbitrary, or capricious). b. New and significant information, not reasonably available at the time of the initial hearing, has become available. c. The sanction or remedy imposed is not in due proportion to the nature and seriousness of the offense. Any evidence supporting these grounds must be included in the request for an appeal hearing 5. a statement that the student has the right to be accompanied at an “appeal hearing” by an oncampus advisor of his or her choice. If the student decides to be accompanied by an advisor, the name and address of that advisor must be submitted to the president’s designee at the time the appeal is filed; 6. the president’s designee may note that he or she will also recommend expulsion;

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7. the notification shall include the date, time, and location of an appeal hearing if requested by the student. J. Student right to appeal a suspension of more than five (5) days. The student may accept a suspension in excess of five (5) days without admitting the conduct charged. In such a case, the decision of the president’s designee will be final and not subject to a further appeal hearing. Should the student not accept a suspension in excess of five (5) days, the student has a right to appeal. A suspension appeal must be filed by the student no later than five (5) business days from the date the notification letter is personally served or mailed. K. Schedule of hearing. The president’s designee shall schedule an appeal hearing no later than ten (10) working days from the date of the suspension. X. Hearing authority for appeal hearing A. The college president will assign either an administrative hearing officer or may utilize a student discipline committee (“committee”) to conduct appeal hearings at the college (“hearing authority”). B. An administrative hearing officer shall be a college official. C. A committee shall include: one faculty member, one administrator or manager, and one student. The selection process for the committee, if any, will normally occur at the beginning of each academic school year. 1. The academic senate will select a faculty representative and alternate(s). Vacancies will be filled by an action of the academic senate. 2. The associated student body will select a student representative and alternate(s). Vacancies of student members shall be filled by an action of the associated student body. 3. The college president will select the administrative or management representative and alternate(s). The administrative or management representative will serve as the committee chair. The student or the college staff member shall notify the committee if he or she has a conflict of interest because he or she is involved in the discipline matter and, therefore, is unable to service as a neutral party. 4. Alternate faculty, administrative, and student members shall be appointed to ensure that a standing committee can always be convened promptly.

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XI. Appeal hearing procedures A. The president’s designee shall submit to the hearing authority: a description of the charges, notices, evidence, and a copy of the proposed decision. The president’s designee shall present relevant evidence regarding the alleged misconduct. The accused student may then present any relevant evidence. Each party may call, examine, and cross-examine witnesses. Written statements, if any, shall be submitted under penalty of perjury. The hearing authority may also question witnesses. Opening and closing statements shall be limited to five (5) minutes. The president’s designee shall speak first, followed by the student. B. The hearing authority shall rule on all questions of procedure and admission of evidence. C. Hearings need not be conducted in accordance with strict rules of evidence or formality of a court hearing. D. The hearing authority shall consider no evidence other than that evidence received at the hearing. Hearsay evidence may be used for the purpose of supplementing or explaining other evidence, but shall not be sufficient in itself, to support a finding. E. A student may be accompanied by an advisor of his or her choosing, at the student’s request. The role of the advisor is passive in this procedure. The advisor may be present at the hearing and may counsel the student. The advisor may not address the hearing authority and shall not be permitted to participate in any way during the hearing except to offer counsel to the student. If the student decides to be accompanied by an attorney, the name and address of that attorney must be submitted to the president’s designee at the time the request for hearing is filed. F. The appeal hearing shall be closed to protect the privacy and confidentially of everyone involved unless the student and district agree in writing to have a public hearing at least five (5) days in advance of the hearing. A closed hearing will be closed to everyone except the following: 1. the student charged; 2. the hearing authority; 3. an advisor for the student charged, if so desired; 4. the president’s designee; 5. a witness, while presenting evidence; 6. an on-campus advisor for a witness while presenting evidence. G. An official audiotape recording of the hearing shall be kept. The record shall be the property of the district. The student charged may listen to the tape at a mutually agreeable location at the college. An accused student may, upon request, be provided a copy at his or her own expense.

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XII. Hearing authority’s consideration and recommendation Following presentation of the evidence, the hearing authority shall privately consider the evidence with all persons excluded. The hearing authority shall send a written report to the college president within five (5) working days of the termination of the hearing. The report shall contain the following information: A. a summary of factual findings and a determination that the accused student did or did not commit the act(s) charged; B. a finding that the student’s act(s) did or did not constitute a violation of the Student Code of Conduct; C. a recommendation for upholding or modifying the proposed discipline. The hearing authority may also recommend further investigation. XIII. College president’s decision A. The college president shall reach a decision after reviewing the report submitted by the hearing authority. The college president may refer the matter back to the committee or hearing officer for further clarification on details of the case, such as evidence and findings of fact. The college president may uphold the suspension, uphold the recommendation by the hearing authority, or adopt a lesser sanction, if appropriate. A written statement of the decision shall be sent via certified or registered mail to the student’s last known address within three (3) working days of the college president’s receiving the hearing authority‘s recommendation. B. The decision of the college president to suspend or impose a lesser sanction shall be final and not subject to further appeal. C. The college president shall report a disciplinary suspension of any student to the governing board at its next regular meeting after the suspension has been imposed. A copy of the suspension determination, including the reasons for the suspension, shall be placed in the student’s permanent disciplinary record (not the transcript). D. If the college president determines that a student should be expelled, he or she will forward that recommendation through the chancellor, to the District governing board for determination. E. In the event that a college president is or will be unavailable for the making of a prompt decision, the college president may appoint an unbiased designee to act on the appeal. XIV. Emergency interim suspension A. An emergency/summary suspension is an immediate suspension imposed upon a student for good cause. (Ed. Code § 66017.)

B. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the college president or the president’s designee may impose an emergency/summary suspension. It is an extraordinary measure and shall be utilized when necessary to protect lives or property and to ensure the maintenance of order pending a hearing. C. A preliminary hearing shall be provided within ten (10) calendar days of an emergency/summary suspension. (Ed. Code § 66017.) The procedures set forth in Sections IX and X shall apply to the preliminary hearing and any appeal hearing. D. An emergency/summary suspension shall be reported to the District governing board at its next regular meeting after such suspension has been imposed. A copy of the suspension may be placed in the student’s permanent record at the discretion of the college president. XV. Notification The college president or president’s designee shall, upon suspension or expulsion of any student, notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities of the county or city in which the school is situated of any acts of the student that may be in violation of section 245 of the Penal Code. (Ed. Code § 76035.) XVI. Extensions of time Calendar restraints may be extended with the agreement of both parties. XVII. Expulsion The District governing board has the sole authority to expel a student. If the college president determines that a student should be expelled, he or she shall send the recommendation through the chancellor to the District governing board. A. Within 30 instructional days of the receipt of the recommendation from the college president, and with the agreement of the chancellor, the District governing board shall conduct an appeal hearing in closed session with the accused student and the college president (or president’s designee). 1. The hearing shall be closed to protect the privacy and confidentially of everyone involved, unless a. the accused student requests an open hearing, in writing, within 48 hours of being notified of the hearing, and b. it is determined that holding the hearing in open session would not lead to the giving out of information concerning students which would be in violation of state or federal law regarding the privacy of student records. 2. A closed hearing will be closed to everyone except the following: a. the student charged;

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b. an advisor/advocate for the student charged, if so desired. If the student chooses to be accompanied by an attorney, the student must notify the district in writing of his/her intent to bring an attorney at least five (5) business days prior to the hearing. Failure to notify the district will result in a waiver of the right to be accompanied by an attorney, or a one month postponement of the hearing; c. the college president and/or president’s designee; d. the District governing board; e. the chancellor and/or district legal advisor f. the student’s parent(s) or guardian, if the student is a minor; B. The accused student shall be notified in writing of the date and time of the hearing, and shall be provided with a copy of this policy. The notice shall be mailed via certified or registered mail, or served personally, if the student is a minor. C. The hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the following procedures: 1. The president of the District governing board will serve as chair of the hearing, and will rule on all questions of procedure and admission of evidence. 2. Hearings need not be conducted in accordance with strict rules of evidence or formality of a court hearing. 3. Before commencement of the hearing, the District governing board shall review a description of the charges, notices, evidence, findings, and a copy of the proposed decision from the college-level disciplinary appeal hearing. The District governing board shall consider no evidence other than that evidence received in the hearing process. 4. The college president (or the president’s designee) shall make a brief statement to the District governing board, referring to relevant evidence regarding the alleged misconduct. 5. The accused student may then make a brief statement to the District governing board and present any relevant evidence. 6. The statements shall be limited to five (5) minutes. 7. Upon completion of these statements, the District governing board will have an opportunity to ask questions of both the student and the college president (or president’s designee). 8. The District governing board will conclude the hearing, dismiss the parties, and privately deliberate as to a decision.

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9. The District governing board shall issue a statement of decision including findings of fact and a determination that the accused student did or did not commit the act(s) charged, a finding that the student’s act(s) did or did not constitute a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, and a decision as to whether the expulsion proposed by the president would be upheld or modified. The District governing board may also recommend further investigation. Pursuant to Education Code section 72122, regardless of whether the matter is heard in open or closed session, the final action of the District governing board shall be taken in open session, and the result of that action shall be a public record. The name of the student, however, shall not be released. 10. The Chancellor’s Office will send a written statement of the District governing board’s decision via certified or registered mail to the student’s last known address within three (3) working days of the hearing. 11. If the District governing board’s decision is unfavorable to the student, the student shall have the right to submit a written statement of his/her objections to the decision. This statement shall become a part of the student’s records. 12. The decision of the District governing board is final, and not subject to further appeal. 13. The hearing shall be electronically recorded. The record shall be the property of the district. The student charged may listen to the tape at a mutually agreeable location at the college. An accused student may, upon request, be provided a copy of the recording at his or her own expense. Education Code, Sections 66017, 66300, 66301, 72122, 76030-76037, 76234 Historical annotation: adopted 03/02/04 Revised 6/17/08 Related board policy: board policy 3012 Related procedures: student services procedures 3009, 3026

Student grievance policy (non-instructional) The Diablo Valley College staff is dedicated to serving particular educational needs, which can be appropriately met by a college functioning in accordance with the broad purposes and regulations set forth in the education code of California. Accordingly, any student who believes there has been a violation of the regulations as stated in Title IX of the Education Act of 1972 or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 may initiate a grievance (see “equal opportunity policy and grievance procedures”). For further information, contact the vice president of student services.

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Student privacy rights The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is designed to protect students from having their records released to persons or institutions without the student’s written consent. FERPA also provides students with the right to review their education records to insure that no inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate information has been included in their file. If the student discovers that there is inaccurate information in their record, they can challenge the content of such record. Under FERPA, post-secondary educational institutions are not required to provide parents access to the educational records of their children regardless of the student’s age since all rights have been transferred to the student by statute. FERPA rights extend to both current and former students and are implemented as follows: Review of records: students may request to review their records by filing a written request with the Admissions and Records Office. Within five working days the education records will be made available for inspection. Directory information: directory information, as defined by the college, may be released without prior notice to the student unless the student provides a written notice to the Admissions and Records Office that they do not want such information to be released without their consent.

Student right-to-know and campus security act It is the policy of the district to comply with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101542) signed into law November 8, 1990. The district shall make available the completion or graduation rates of certificate or degree seeking, full-time students entering any of the colleges, to current students, and to each prospective student upon request prior to that student’s enrolling or entering into any financial obligation, beginning July 1, 1993, and annually thereafter. Students, faculty and staff may obtain a pamphlet containing information about campus crime and safety issues at the Student Life Office in the Student Union or at: www.4cd.net/crpa/pd/docs/Campus Crime Awareness Report.pdf and www.4cd.net/crpa/pd/righttoknow.aspx.

Other policies Please check our website www.dvc.edu for a complete listing of all current DVC policies.

Academic CALENDAR 2010-2011 Please check our website www.dvc.edu/calendar and click on Academic/Calendar 10-11 for most current dates and a more complete calendar.

Summer term 2010 March 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . applications accepted April 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . summer registration begins June 14 - July 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 week session June 14 - July 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 week session July 6 - July 22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 week session

Fall term 2010 March 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . applications accepted May 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fall registration begins August 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . first day of instruction September 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Day holiday September 24. . . . . . . . . . Native American Day holiday November 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Veterans Day holiday November 25 - 26. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thanksgiving holiday November 27 - 28. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . no classes December 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . last day of instruction December 21-31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . winter recess

Spring term 2011 November 29, 2010. . . . . . . . . spring registration begins January 24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . first day of instruction January 17. . . . . . . . Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday February 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lincoln Day holiday February 19 - 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . no classes February 21. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Washington Day April 18 -24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . spring recess May 27. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . last day of instruction May 27. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . graduation

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TRANSFER INFORMATION

Transfer information............................................................................... 53 Transfer to the California State University (CSU)............................ 53 Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)... 54 Transfer to the University of California (UC).................................... 55 Transfer to independent (private and out-of-state) colleges and universities................................................................................ 55


Transfer information - Transfer to CSU

Transfer information Many of our students transfer to a four-year college or university after completing lower division courses at DVC. DVC has consistently been among the community colleges that transfers the most students to the University of California and to the California State University systems. The secret of our students’ success is that they understand which transferable courses are required • for admissions for their major • for general education at their chosen four-year college. The three part combination of requirements may be complex and necessitates that transfer students seek strong advising to be assured the courses in which they enroll meet all their transfer college’s requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to work with our counselors to plan their class schedules. This planning ensures that students complete needed courses at DVC in a timely manner and can reduce the time needed at the four-year college to attain a bachelor’s degree. Each four-year institution has its own basic pattern of lower-division requirements regarding both general education and specific majors. CSU and UC applicants must also meet admission, major, prerequisite, and transferable unit requirements. These requirements vary from college to college and often change from year to year. Therefore, in addition to using counseling services, students are also encouraged to take advantage of information available in the Transfer Center, on college and university websites, in print materials, and from college representatives.

Transfer to the California State University (CSU)

To transfer as a junior to CSU, students must complete all of the following: • at least 60 CSU-transferable units with a 2.0 grade point average (2.4 for non-residents) • at least 30 of those units must be G.E. courses from the IGETC or CSU G.E. Breadth requirements (listed as General Education Options 2 and 3 in the Requirements section of this catalog). • courses in Oral Communication, Written Communication, Critical Thinking and Mathematics/ Quantitative Reasoning must all be completed with grades of “C” or higher. (Area A and B-4 from the CSU G.E. Breadth requirements or Area 1 and Area 2 from IGETC)

Courses that transfer to CSU All DVC courses, except those listed below, will transfer to CSU. Courses that transfer will receive at least elective credit; check with a counselor for full information on the possible use of these courses toward general education breadth and major requirements.

Courses that will NOT transfer to CSU • • • • • • •

All courses numbered less than 100 Construction 266, 267 Dental Hygiene 295 Electricity 266, 267 English 116 (transferable if taken prior to F ‘05), 118 (transferable if taken prior to F ‘05) Library Studies 100 Mathematics 110, 110SP, 111, 114, 120, 120SP

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Impacted majors The term impacted means that the program usually attracts many more applicants than it can accept. Consequently, there are special requirements and selection procedures for admission. Sometimes entire campuses such as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and San Diego State University are impacted and all majors there require more than the minimum requirements for admission. Impacted majors at individual CSU campuses can vary from year to year. Some examples of impacted majors are business administration and nursing. Students should refer to the specific CSU campus web site or www.assist.org or www.csumentor.edu for current information regarding impacted majors. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to determine if the major they are considering is impacted and what additional requirements are necessary to transfer.

CSU General education breadth requirements (CSU GE) Completion of the pattern of courses listed as General Education Option 3 in the Requirements section ensures that students will have completed all of their lower division general education courses towards their bachelor’s degree at CSU. After a student has completed this pattern, he or she may request certification of its completion. With this certification, students will be responsible only for an additional nine upper division semester units in general education. Certification is not automatic and must be requested through the DVC Admissions and Records Office. At the time this catalog went to press, CSU had not approved the G.E. list for 2010-2011. The information listed in the Requirements section is the list that was approved for 2009-2010 and is subject to change. Please check with the counseling department for up-to-date information. The current CSU G.E. list may be found at www.assist.org. Students may choose to complete the IGETC pattern of courses rather than CSU G.E. Breadth for CSU. This will have the same benefit as certification in CSU G.E. Breadth. Reminder: Students must request that the CSU G.E. certification be sent to the four-year campus that they will be attending. Complete the CSU G.E. certification request form at the DVC Admissions and Records Office.

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Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

The IGETC is a general education pattern that community college transfer students can use to fulfill lower-division general education requirements for the CSU or many colleges in the UC system without the need to take additional lower-division general education courses after transfer. It is designed for use by California community college students. Students who have attended a CSU, UC, independent or out-of-state college or university should consult with a counselor to determine if the use of IGETC is appropriate to reach their goal. IGETC is not right for all students planning to transfer. The IGETC is only one way to fulfill the lower-division general education requirements of the UC or CSU. It is not recommended for certain majors and some schools or colleges within UC do not accept IGETC. Students pursuing majors that require extensive lower-division major preparation may not find the IGETC option to be advantageous and may be better served by taking courses that fulfill the general education requirements of the UC or CSU college to which they plan to transfer. The IGETC will probably be most useful for students who want to keep their options open before making a final decision about transferring to a particular CSU or UC campus or a particular major. To be certified under IGETC, the entire pattern must be completed prior to transfer. If a student does not complete all the breadth and general education requirements of the IGETC with a grade of “C” or higher before transferring, he/she will be subject to the regulations regarding breadth and general education requirements of the school or college of the campus to which he/she has been admitted. The current list of courses approved for meeting IGETC is available in the DVC Counseling Center or at www.assist.org. See the pattern of courses listed as General Education Option 2 in the Requirements section of this catalog. Reminders: Students must request that the IGETC certification be sent to the four-year campus that they will be attending. Complete the IGETC/CSU G.E. certification request form at the Admissions and Records Office.

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Transfer to the University of California (UC)

UC special admissions programs (TAG agreement)

To transfer as a junior to UC students must complete 60 semester units of UC transferable college credit with a grade point average of at least 2.4 (2.8 for non-residents) including: • two UC transferable college courses (three semester units each) in English composition; and • one UC transferable college course (three semester units) in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning; and

The following UC campuses offer agreements that guarantee DVC students admission as transfer students provided they complete certain courses with a designated grade point average: UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz. The admission agreements offered by these campuses vary according to their requirements. Contact a counselor or the Transfer Center for complete information.

• four UC transferable college courses (three semester units each) chosen from at least two of the following subject areas: the arts and humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the physical and biological sciences. All of the above courses must be completed with grades of “C” or higher. Course requirements vary from one UC campus to the next. Therefore, students should work with a counselor to formulate a strategy for completing a particular campus’s admissions requirements, major requirements, and general education requirements.

Letter graded and Pass (P) units No more than 14 of the UC transferable units may be graded “P”. All courses required in a major must be taken for a letter grade. Contact a counselor for complete information.

Transferable courses A listing of information on transferable DVC courses and UC credit limitations is available at www.assist.org or from the Counseling Center.

Selection for admission to UC Many campuses of the University of California receive many more applicants to a particular major or program than it can accept. Consequently, there may be certain course requirements, special selection procedures and a higher grade point average requirement than the minimum 2.4 GPA admission requirement for UC transfers (2.8 GPA for non residents). Students interested in transferring to UC are urged to consult with a counselor as soon as possible in order to determine the current requirements for the major to which they plan to apply. Knowledge of these requirements will maximize a student’s chances of being selected by the UC campus of their choice.

Transfer to independent (private and out-of-state) colleges and universities

Each year many DVC students go on to pursue their fields of interest and earn their degrees at private fouryear institutions. Admissions requirements and general education requirements vary from college to college. DVC has articulation agreements with a limited number of independent colleges and universities in the area and outof-state. These can be obtained through the DVC Counseling Center. To make transferring to an independent college or university or out-of-state institution as smooth as possible, students should contact the school directly early in their academic career. The Transfer Center can provide assistance with selecting a college and making contact.

Selective majors at the UC campuses vary from year to year. Refer to the specific campus website for current information on impacted majors. Information is also available at www.assist.org.

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Requirements for associate degrees, general education, and certificate programs

DVC associate degree requirements.....................................................57 General education options....................................................................61 Option 1 DVC general education.................................................61 Option 2 IGETC Intersegmental General Education Transfer

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Option 3 CSU California State University general education

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DVC associate degreeS DVC offers associate degrees in arts and science. These degrees are comprised of specific general education and other requirements, major requirements and elective opportunities.

Goals of DVC’s associate degrees The goals of DVC’s associate degrees are:

• t he development of college-level skills; • t he acquisition of basic principles in the major disciplines and methods of discovery and problem solving; • t he formation of insights from several disciplines in order to make better-informed decisions; • an appreciation of our multicultural heritage; • an understanding of the values we hold so that we may use them to examine and guide our life choices.

Associate degree general information

The completion of the associate in arts or science degree provides students with strong academic skills and a broad, in-depth, general education. Students may explore their interests by selecting from a different major emphasis and electives as well as completing required general education courses. Associate degrees are college and state approved and accredited programs.

Non degree applicable courses Units from courses numbered below 100 cannot be applied to the degree. Non degree applicable course grades will not be included in calculating GPA for a degree. Note: Only one of ENGL 116 or 118 may be applied to the associate degree.

Upper division coursework Upper division coursework may be applied to meet IGETC and DVC general education requirements based on equivalency criteria. Official transcripts must be submitted to the DVC Admissions and Records Office. No units will be assigned; students are required to fulfill a minimum of 60 units in order to apply for the associate degree.

Meet with a counselor It is very important to consult with a counselor before selecting courses. Counselors help students discover and examine all their available choices including petitioning for exemption from courses whose requirements the student may have already met.

Graduation It is the student’s responsibility to file a Petition to Graduate by the deadline date during the semester in which he/she plans to complete the requirements. Diplomas are mailed at the end of each term. Please allow for 6-8 weeks processing time. Graduation ceremonies are held annually at the end of spring term.

Catalog rights and continuous enrollment for degrees and certificates

The college catalog specifies the requirements to earn a degree or certificate. The requirements in a specific academic year’s catalog are the student’s contract (catalog rights) with the college and that catalog defines what the student must complete to earn a degree or certificate. Students may follow the catalog requirements that were in effect for the academic year when their attendance began at Diablo Valley College or follow the catalog requirements in effect during subsequent years of attendance provided

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that continuous enrollment has been maintained. Effective fall 2009, continuous enrollment is defined as enrollment in at least one course at Diablo Valley College, Los Medanos College or Contra Costa College in an academic year (fall, spring, summer). The student must receive a grade or notation on their transcript of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” “F,” “P,” “NP,” “I” or “W” for the course. This continuous enrollment policy applies to students who are new, returning or continuing. Students completing a degree may choose a G.E. pattern under one academic year and major program requirements from a different academic year. The academic year(s) chosen will need to be declared on the application for the degree. If there is a break in continuous enrollment, a student will be limited to the requirements of the academic year effective at the time of re-enrollment or those in subsequent years, as long as enrollment is continuous. Students who are not in continuous enrollment and do not re-enroll may petition for a degree or certificate but

are subject to the catalog requirements in effect at the time of petition. The college may authorize or require course substitution for discontinued/changed courses or unit requirements. The college reserves the right to change catalog rights or program requirements based upon legal mandate and accreditation standards at any time. A student must complete a Course Substitution form to initiate substitutions to program requirements. Catalog rights do not apply to CSU or IGETC certification. Students must follow the CSU or IGETC G.E. pattern in effect when they petition for certification. Courses used for certification must be on the approved list at the time they are taken.

Associate degree graduation requirements for students entering fall 2010 To be awarded the associate degree students must meet the following requirements:

1. Unit requirement A student is eligible for graduation with the associate in arts or associate in science degree after the satisfactory completion of a minimum of sixty (60) units of degree applicable course work with a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher. At least 12 units of degree applicable course work must be earned at DVC.

2. Major/area of emphasis requirements This requirement is satisfied by completing the courses listed as the major under various disciplines in the college catalog.

3. General Education requirements Students select from three options for general education: Option 1 – Diablo Valley College general education Option 2 – IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum Option 3 – CSU – California State University general education pattern Please see end of section for specific requirements of these options.

4. Additional requirements American institutions Ecology of human health Physical education Reasons for additional requirements for the associate degree.

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I. American institutions

History 124 and Social Science 120

Addressing American institutions are courses that address the Constitution of the United States, the operation and evolution of representative democratic government, which include the legislative, judicial, executive branches and the electoral system, under that Constitution and have as a primary focus of examining the political philosophies of the framers of the Constitution and the nature and operation of United States political institutions and processes under that Constitution as amended and interpreted. In addition, courses strive to develop and gain an understanding of the rights, obligations and responsibilities of citizens in the political system established under the Constitution. These courses also cover the Constitution of the State of California within the framework of evolving Federal/State relations and the nature and processes of state and local government under that Constitution. Lastly, the courses analyze contemporary relations of State and local government with the Federal Government, the resolution of conflicts and the establishment of cooperative processes under the Constitutions of both the State and nation, and the political processes involved.

History 125 and Political Science 121 History 125 and Social Science 111 History 125 and Social Science 220 History 126 and Political Science 121 History 126 and Social Science 111 History 126 and Social Science 220 History 127 and History 128 History 127 and History 171 History 127 and Political Science 121 History 127 and Political Science 151 History 127 and Social Science 111 History 127 and Social Science 220 History 128 and Political Science 121 History 128 and Social Science 111 History 128 and Social Science 115 History 128 and Social Science 120 History 128 and Social Science 220 History 129 and Political Science 121 History 129 and Social Science 111 History 129 and Social Science 220

Course requirement - 0-6 units

History 130 and Political Science 121

Courses may fulfill other degree requirements, but units are counted only once.

History 130 and Social Science 111 History 130 and Social Science 220

Complete one course:

History 170 and History 171

Political Science 121

History 170 and Political Science 121

Social Science 111

History 170 and Social Science 111

OR

History 170 and Social Science 220

one of the following pairs: History 120 and History 121

History 171 and Political Science 121

History 120 and History 124

History 171 and Social Science 115

History 120 and History 128

History 171 and Social Science 120

History 120 and History 171

History 171 and Social Science 220

History 120 and Political Science 121

Political Science 121 and Social Science 120

History 120 and Political Science 151

Political Science 151 and Social Science 120

History 120 and Social Science 111

Social Science 111 and Social Science 120

History 120 and Social Science 220

Social Science 120 and Social Science 220

History 171 and Social Science 111

History 121 and History 127 History 121 and Political Science 121

Note: These pairs of courses also satisfy the CSU US History, Constitution and American Ideals statutory requirement.

History 121 and Social Science 111 History 121 and Social Science 115 History 121 and Social Science 120 History 121 and Social Science 220 History 124 and History 127

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II. Ecology of human health The faculty believes that development and maintenance of personal and community health is basic to all endeavors of DVC graduates as workers, lifelong learners and citizens. To this end the health requirement will enable students to: • develop an awareness of the dimensions of health and their interrelationships: physical, mental, intellectual, social, environmental, and spiritual; • develop life skills to promote health and prevent disease; • understand the primary structures and functions of the human body as it relates to health and disease processes; • evaluate health care services, information, and products. Course requirement - 0-3 units Courses may fulfill other degree requirements, but the units are only counted only once. Health Science 124, 140, 164, 170 Nutrition 115, 160

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III. Physical education The faculty believes DVC graduates should be able to: • develop and evaluate optimum muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, and a personal sense of wellness; • develop individual skills in specific activities with potential for lifelong leisure time participation; • participate in activities that promote creative expression, relaxation and reduce stress; • develop knowledge and understanding of physical activity, encourage appropriate health practices, and communicate the value of an active lifestyle to quality of life. Course requirement - 2 units Complete one or more of the following physical education courses: activity, adaptive, combative, dance, or intercollegiate athletics courses to meet the PE requirement. Note: Physical education theory courses may not be used. Courses vary in units; more than one course may be needed to meet this requirement.

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General education options

general education OPTIONS The faculty’s goal is for students to acquire the following lifelong skills and abilities:

Option 1

The ability to:

DVC general education

DVC requires that all students complete general education course work as part of their associate degree requirements. General education courses ensure that students have breadth of knowledge.

Associate degree general education philosophy Diablo Valley College encourages all students to have a body of common course experiences, the results of which are known as general education. We believe that realizing your academic and career goals can best evolve out of studying a broad range of college courses from mathematics to science, language, technology, and the humanities. We also want to remind you of a wisdom shared among all of these areas of study, across cultures, and through the ages: that seeking and possessing knowledge for its own sake, in addition to more practical motives, is an immensely worthwhile endeavor. Moreover, we believe that all academic disciplines are related and, taken together, best prepare you to interact in our world.

• write clearly and read critically; • use scientific reasoning to understand the physical and biological world and how we affect it; • adapt to change by being flexible, curious, and open to new experiences; • understand oneself, and others in relationships. The knowledge of: • the applications of mathematical concepts; • U.S. history and government; • information technology; • the connections across disciplines. The skills in: • critical thinking and problem solving; • effective interpersonal oral communication; • economic survival in the culture and structure of the workplace and marketplace; • healthful living and wellness in physical, intellectual, emotional, and social dimensions. The appreciation of: • the arts, through analysis and participation; • self and others in a culturally-diverse world; • how the past, present, and future interrelate on local, national, and global levels; • ethics, integrity, and our responsibility to contribute to the community.

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Reasons for DVC general education objectives for the associate degree

• understand the basic concepts of biological and/or physical sciences well enough to be able to interpret meaningfully and criticize representative material from the mass media;

I. Language and reasoning

• clearly distinguish between opinion based upon preconception and opinion based upon controlled scientific experiment;

Students study principles and applications of language leading toward logical thought, clear and precise expression, and critical analysis of communication.

• solve scientific problems in contexts other than those in which model problems and solutions are learned.

A. English composition Students learn to:

III. Arts and humanities

• write an essay of several paragraphs developing a central idea;

Students study the human experience as it is reflected and shaped by the arts. The faculty believes DVC graduates will be able to:

• use written and spoken language to communicate effectively;

• develop an integrated and analytical approach to the study of art, humanities, languages, theater, film, literature and music within a historical, political, and sociological context.

• apply principles of critical thinking to reading and writing; • identify the primary elements of an argument and determine their validity;

• critically examine the relationships between the ways people live and the arts forms they create. These instances should be from different times and cultures.

• discuss how meaning is created and how symbols are used; • illustrate how the English language represents and reflects the cultures that use it.

• demonstrate their own ideas of aesthetic and ethical standards by engaging in an art as an originator, adapter, interpreter, or performer.

B. Communications and analytical thinking Students come to understand, command and appreciate the principles of language, as language is symbolic of meaning. These principles are applied through logical thinking, clear and precise expression of concepts, and critical evaluation of expression in a variety of forms.

IV. Social and behavioral sciences Using the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, psychology, history, political science and economics, students study the variety of ways through which society, and the greater world, are examined and understood. The faculty believes that DVC graduates should be able to:

C. Mathematics comprehension DVC graduates have gained an understanding and appreciation of the power and beauty of mathematics. They understand mathematical abstraction and generalization and the use of mathematical symbols. They should are to recognize and examine mathematical relationships in the form of equations, graphs, and tables. They can use appropriate technology to help solve mathematical problems. DVC graduates have learned to apply mathematical methods to solve quantitative problems in the sciences, in their vocations, and in their daily lives as citizens and consumers.

II. Natural sciences In the natural sciences, students study humans as seekers of fact and makers of meaning through abstraction and generalization. By studying disciplines within biological and physical sciences, DVC graduates should be able to:

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• demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of social phenomena by using two or more social sciences; • discuss the scope and function of American institutions, • recognize points of view and their assumptions; • critically examine generalizations in light of relevant evidence.

V. Multicultural studies Students study contributions from various cultures to prepare to live in a diverse society. Through close examination of such things as art, society, history, and culture, students gain knowledge of experiences and perspectives other than their own, increasing their tolerance, respect for, and interaction among people from multiple cultures.

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VI. Information literacy Information literacy is the ability to both recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate, synthesize, use and communicate information in various formats. The faculty believes DVC graduates should be able to: • recognize when information is necessary; • develop effective research strategies; • locate, retrieve and use information in a variety of formats;

DVC general education requirements

These are the 2010-2011 DVC G.E. requirements and are subject to change. Please check with the counseling department for up-to-date information or visit www.dvc.edu.

I. Language and reasoning A. English composition Course requirement - 3 units

• critically evaluate, and synthesize information;

Complete with a “C” grade or higher:

• effectively create, present and communicate information;

English 122 AP English Language or English Literature with a score of 3 or higher meets this requirement.

• competently use computers and other information technology tools; • understand the social, legal and ethical issues relating to information and its use.

B. Communications and analytical thinking Course requirement - 3-4 units Complete one course:

Program level student learning outcomes

Business 240, 250, 255 Computer Science 100, 105, 110, 255, 265 English 123, 126

DVC general education sequence

History 122

Students completing the program will be able to...

Mathematics 124, 135, 135SP, 142, 181, 182, 183, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 292, 294

1. communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing,

Philosophy 130

2. critically analyze and solve problems using the appropriate technique for the issue at hand, including appropriate use of logic, mathematics, multi-disciplinary, and cultural considerations where applicable, 3. critically examine the function, media, subject matter, organization, aesthetic, style, and relative excellence of representative examples of the arts, literature, philosophy, and foreign languages including approaches from various historical, cultural, and gender-based origins,

Psychology 145 Sociology 122 Speech 121 AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC or Statistics with a score of 3 or higher meets this requirement.

C. Mathematics comprehension

4. develop an understanding of the information available, the perspectives and approaches of the physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences, appreciating the power and limits of these methods of inquiry and both individual, ethical, and societal responsibilities, 5. demonstrate physical and intellectual skills to promote health and prevent disease.

Course requirement - 0-4 units Satisfy either 1) or 2) below. 1) Complete one of the following courses with a grade “C” or higher, or transfer credit for an equivalent course from another accredited college or university. Business 240 Engineering 111 Mathematics 114, 120, 120SP, 121, 124, 135, 135SP, 142, 181, 182, 183, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 292, 294

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2) Satisfy one of the following:

Film 140, 160, 180, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284

• Receive a “C” grade or higher in the last term of a two-year high school Algebra sequence.

French 121, 220, 221, 230, 231

• Score at least 520 on the SAT Math test.

History 120, 121, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 135, 136, 140, 141, 150, 151, 170, 171

• Score 24 or above on the math section of the ACT test.

German 121, 147, 220, 221, 230, 231

Humanities 105, 108, 110, 111, 112, 115, 116, 118, 123

• Pass any CLEP math exam.

Italian 121, 220, 221, 230, 231

• Score 3 or higher on AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC or Statistics.

Japanese 121, 147, 220, 221, 245

Note: Students are responsible for notifying the Admissions and Records Office if the requirement is met by submitting the proper documents.

Music 110, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118 Persian 121 Philosophy 120, 122, 140, 141, 220, 224, 225 Russian 121, 220, 221 Spanish 121, 220, 221, 230, 231, 250

II. Natural sciences Course requirement - 3-5 units Complete one course: Anthropology 115, 140 Astronomy 110, 120, 128 Biological Science 101, 102, 116, 117, 119, 120, 126, 130, 131, 139, 140, 146, 160, 170, 205 Chemistry 106, 108, 109, 120, 121, 226, 227 Geography 120, 121, 140, 141 Geology 120, 121, 122, 124, 125 Oceanography 101, 102

One of the following AP tests with a score of 3 or higher meets this requirement: Art History, Chinese Language and Culture, English Literature, European History, French Language, French Literature, German Language, Italian Language and Culture, Japanese Language and Culture, Latin Literature, Latin: Vergil, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, U.S. History, World History

IV. Social and behavioral sciences Course requirement - 3 units Complete one course:

Administration of Justice 120

Physical Science 112 Physics 110, 111, 113, 120, 121, 129, 130, 230, 231 One of the following AP tests with a score of 3 or higher meets this requirement: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics B, or Physics C

Anthropology 120, 125, 130, 135, 150 Early Childhood Education 124 Economics 101, 200, 220, 221 Engineering 130 Geography 130, 135

III. Arts and humanities Course requirement - 3-5 units Complete one course:

Journalism 110

Arabic 121 Architecture 155, 160

Psychology 101, 122, 130, 140, 141, 160, 190, 200, 220, 225, 230, 240

Art Digital Media 214

Social Science 110, 111, 115, 120, 123, 220

Art History 193, 195, 196, 197, 199

Sociology 120, 121, 123, 124, 125, 131, 135

Chinese 121, 220, 221

One of the following AP tests with a score of 3 or higher meets this requirement: Comparative Government and Politics, European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. History, World History

Dance 201 Drama 139, 140, 141, 142, 180, 181 English 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 162, 163, 164, 166, 167, 168, 170, 172, 173, 175, 177, 180, 190, 252, 253, 262, 263, 272, 273

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V. Multicultural studies Course requirement - 0-3 units

(Courses may fulfill other degree requirements, but units are counted only once.) Complete one course: Addiction Studies 155

option 2 Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Program level student learning outcomes

Administration of Justice 130 Anthropology 120, 135 Broadcast Communication Arts 260 Culinary Arts 228 Drama 142 Early Childhood Education 144 English 162, 168, 170, 173, 177, 190, 225, 262 Film 160

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes have been developed for each of the three Options for General Education. A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section four: Program Level Student Learning Outcomes. Students may also consult the website at www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

Geography 135 History 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 170, 171 Humanities 115 Music 112, 114 ,115, 116 Psychology 140, 141 Social Science 115, 120, 220 Sociology 125, 131, 135

At the time this catalog went to press, the IGETC list for 2010-2011 had not yet been approved. The information on these pages is the list that was approved for the 2009-2010 and is subject to change. Please check with the counseling department for up-to-date information. The current IGETC list may be found at www.assist.org. Although courses may be listed in more than one area, they may be used to satisfy the requirement in only one area except for courses in languages other than English.

VI. Information literacy Course requirement 0-5 units

(Courses may fulfill other degree requirements, but units are counted only once.) Complete one course:

Area 1. English communication Course requirement:

Biological Science 130

CSU - 3 courses required, 1 each from group A, B and C. UC - 2 courses required, 1 each from group A and B.

Career 110 Counseling 130 Dental Hygiene 134

1-A. English composition Course requirement - 3 units, 1 course

Health Science 124

English 122

Library Studies 121

Note: AP English Language or English Literature with a score of 3 or higher meets this requirement.

Nutrition 120 Physical Education Theory 210

1-B. Critical thinking - English composition Course requirement - 3 units, 1 course Complete one course: English 123, 126 History 122 Philosophy 130 Psychology 145 Sociology 122 Speech 121+

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1-C. Oral communication - CSU requirement only Course requirement - 3 units, 1 course Speech 120 Note: 1-C is a CSU requirement only. Students transferring to UC do not have to meet the Area 1-C, “oral communication” requirement.

167, 168, 170, 172, 173, 175, 177, 180, 190, 252, 253, 262, 263, 272, 273 French 121*+, 220*, 221*, 230*, 231* German 121*+, 147*+, 220*, 221*, 230*, 231* History 120*+, 121*+, 124*, 125*, 126*, 127*+, 128*+, 129*, 130*, 135*, 136*, 140*, 141*, 150*, 151*, 170*+, 171*+ Humanities 105, 108, 110, 111, 112, 115, 116, 118, 123+ Italian 121*+, 220*, 221*, 230*, 231* Japanese 121*+, 147*+, 220*, 221*, 245* Persian 121*

Area 2. Mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning Course requirement - 3 units, 1 course Complete one course: Business 240+ Math 124+, 135+, 135SP+ , 142+, 181, 182+, 183+, 191+, 192+, 193+, 194, 195, 292, 294 Note: AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC or Statistics with a score of 3 or higher meets this requirement

Area 3. Arts and humanities

Course requirement - 9 units, at least 3 courses This requirement includes taking at least one course from the Arts (3-A) and one from the Humanities (3-B).

Philosophy 120, 122, 140, 141, 220, 224, 225 Russian 121*, 220*, 221* Spanish 121*+, 220*, 221*, 230*, 231*, 250* Note: Each of the following AP tests with a score of 3 or higher counts as one course towards this requirement: Art History, Chinese Language and Culture, English Literature, European History, French Language, French Literature, German Language, Italian Language and Culture, Japanese Language and Culture, Latin Literature, Latin: Vergil, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, U.S. History; World History. * Course may be listed in more than one area, but shall not be certified in more than one area except for courses in Languages other than English. + Indicates that transfer credit may be limited by either UC or CSU or both. Please consult with a counselor for additional information

3-A. Arts Complete one or more courses: Art Digital Media 214 Art History 193, 195, 196, 197, 199 Dance 201 Drama 139, 140, 141, 142, 180, 181 Film 140, 160, 180+, 280, 281+, 282, 283, 284 Music 110, 115, 116 Music Literature 112, 114, 117+, 118+ Note: AP Art History with a score of 3 or higher counts as one course towards this requirement.

3-B. Humanities Complete one or more courses:

Area 4. Social and behavioral sciences

Course requirement - 9 units, at least 3 courses Complete at least 3 courses from at least 2 disciplines ‡: ‡Administration of Justice 120 Anthropology 120, 125, 130, 135, 150 ‡Early Childhood Education 124 Economics 101+, 200+, 220+, 221+ Engineering 130 Geography 130, 135

Architecture 155+, 160+

History 120*+, 121*+, 124*, 125*, 126*, 127*+, 128*+, 129*, 130*, 135*, 136*, 140*, 141*, 150*, 151*, 170*+, 171*+

Chinese 121*, 220*, 221*

Journalism 110

English 150, 151, 152+, 153, 154, 162, 163, 164, 166,

Political Science 120, 121, 220, 240, 250

Arabic 121*

‡Psychology 101, 122, 130, 140, 141, 160, 190, 200, 220, 225, 230, 240

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Social Science 110, 111, 115, 120, 123+, 220 ‡Sociology 120, 121, 123, 124, 125, 131, 135 Note: Each of the following AP tests with a score of 3 or higher counts as one course towards this requirement: Comparative Government and Politics, European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. History, World History. ‡ Two of the three courses must be from different disciplines. Administration of Justice and Sociology are in the same discipline. Early Childhood Education and Psychology are in the same discipline.

Area 5. Physical and biological sciences Course requirement - 7-9 units, at least 2 courses This requirement includes taking one physical science course and one biological science course from each of groups 5-A and 5-B. At least one course must have a laboratory. Courses that meet the laboratory requirement are underlined and must be taken with matching lecture course.

5-A. Physical science

5-C. Laboratory Courses that meet the laboratory requirement are underlined in Area 5-A and 5-B and must be taken with matching lecture course. * Course may be listed in more than one area, but shall not be certified in more than one area except for courses in Languages other than English. + Indicates that transfer credit may be limited by either UC or CSU or both. Please consult with a counselor for additional information.

Area 6. Languages other than English (UC requirement only) Students shall demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English in one of the following ways: • Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language. (A junior or senior high school transcript or approved test score must be on file in the Admissions and Records Office.) or • Must have successfully completed one of the following foreign language courses: Arabic 120 Chinese 120

Course requirement - 3-5 units

French 120

Complete at least one course: Astronomy 110+ (add Astronomy 130 for lab), 120+ (add Astronomy 130 for lab), 128+ Chemistry 106+, 108+, 109+, 120, 121, 226, 227 Geography 120, 121, 140, 141

German 120+, 146+ Italian 120+ Japanese 120+, 146+ Persian 120 Russian 120

Geology 120, 121, 122, 124, 125

Sign Language 281

Oceanography 101, 102

Spanish 120

Physical Science 112+ Physics 110+, 111+, 113, 120+, 121+, 129+, 130+, 230+, 231+ Note: AP Chemistry or Environmental Science or Physics B or Physics C with a score of 3 or higher meets both 5A and 5C requirements.

5-B. Biological science Course requirement – 3-5 units, at least 1 course Complete at least one course: Anthropology 115 (no lab), 140 (add Anthropology 141L for lab) Biological Science 101+, 102+, 116+, 117+ , 119+, 120+, 126, 130, 131, 139+, 140+, 146+, 160, 170, 205

or • Requirement validated by more advanced course. Please see a counselor for details on required test scores or other alternatives to demonstrating proficiency. Note: Advanced placement exams - Acceptable scores of 3 or higher can be used in some areas towards meeting IGETC subject areas as noted in that section. Note that an acceptable score on an English exam may not be used to meet the Critical Thinking English Composition requirement.

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History 121 and Social Science 220 History 124 and History 127 History 124 and Social Science 120 History 125 and Political Science 121 History 125 and Social Science 111 History 125 and Social Science 220 History 126 and Political Science 121 History 126 and Social Science 111 History 126 and Social Science 220 History 127 and History 128 History 127 and History 171 History 127 and Political Science 121 History 127 and Political Science 151 History 127 and Social Science 111 History 127 and Social Science 220 History 128 and Political Science 121 History 128 and Social Science 111 History 128 and Social Science 115 History 128 and Social Science 120 History 128 and Social Science 220 History 129 and Political Science 121 History 129 and Social Science 111 History 129 and Social Science 220

CSU graduation requirement in U.S. history, constitution and American ideals

History 130 and Political Science 121 History 130 and Social Science 111 History 130 and Social Science 220 History 170 and History 171

6 units

History 170 and Political Science 121

The csu graduation requirement may be fulfilled, but is not required, prior to transfer. Courses used to fulfill this requirement also meet course requirements in igetc areas 3 or 4.

History 170 and Social Science 111

History 120 and History 121 History 120 and History 124 History 120 and History 128 History 120 and History 171 History 120 and Political Science 121 History 120 and Political Science 151 History 120 and Social Science 111 History 120 and Social Science 220

History 170 and Social Science 220 History 171 and Political Science 121 History 171 and Social Science 111 History 171 and Social Science 115 History 171 and Social Science 120 History 171 and Social Science 220 Political Science 121 and Social Science 120 Political Science 151 and Social Science 120 Social Science 111 and Social Science 120 Social Science 120 and Social Science 220

History 121 and History 127 History 121 and Political Science 121 History 121 and Social Science 111 History 121 and Social Science 115

(U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals is considered by CSU to be a statutory rather than a general education requirement.)

History 121 and Social Science 120

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option 3 CSU General Education breadth requirements (CSU G.E.)

A-3. Critical thinking Course requirement - 3 units Complete one course: English 123, 126 History 122 Philosophy 130 Psychology 145

Program level student learning outcomes

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes have been developed for each of the three Options for General Education. A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section four: Program Level Student Learning Outcomes. Students may also consult the website at www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information. At the time this catalog went to press, the CSU General Education breadth requirements list for 2010-2011 had not yet been approved. The information on these pages is the list that was approved for the 2009-2010 and is subject to change. Please check with the counseling department for up-to-date information. The current IGETC list may be found at www.assist.org.

Sociology 122 Speech 121, 123

B. Scientific inquiry and quantitative reasoning

At least 3 units from B-1, at least 3 units in B-2, at least one lab course to meet B-3; at least 3 units in B-4. Courses that meet the laboratory requirement are underlined and must be taken with matching lecture course.

B-1. Physical science Course requirement - 3-5 units Complete one course: Astronomy 110 (add Astronomy 130* for lab), 120 (add Astronomy 130* for lab), 128* Chemistry 106*, 108*, 109*, 120*, 121*, 226*, 227*

Although courses may be listed in more than one area, they may be used to satisfy the requirement in only one area except for courses in languages other than English.

Geography 120 (add Geography 121* for lab), 140 (add Geography 141* for lab) Geology 120 (add Geology 122* for lab), 121 (add Geology 124* for lab), 125 Oceanography 101, 102*

A. English language communication and critical thinking

Physical Science 112 Physics 110 (add Physics 111* for lab), 113, 120*, 121*, 129*, 130*, 230*, 231*

Complete 9 units (one course from A-1, A-2 and A-3). A grade of “C� or higher is required for certification, CSU admission and/or graduation.

AP Chemistry or Environmental Science or Physics B or Physics C with a score of 3 or higher meets both B-1 and B-3 requirements.

A-1. Oral communication Course requirement - 3 units

B-2. Life science

Speech 120

Course requirement - 3-5 units Complete one course:

A-2. Written communication

Anthropology 115, 140 (add Anthropology 141L* for lab)

Course requirement - 3 units English 122

Biological Science 101, 102*, 116, 117*, 119*, 120*, 126*, 130*, 131*, 139*, 140*, 146*, 160*, 170, 205*

AP English Language or English Literature with score of 3 or higher meets this requirement.

AP Biology with a score of 3 or higher meets both B-2 and B-3 requirements.

B-3. Laboratory activity Course requirement: One course in B-1 or B-2 must be a laboratory course. Courses that meet the laboratory requirement are underlined in area B-1 and B-2 and must be taken with matching lecture course.

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B-4. Mathematics/quantitative reasoning Course requirement - 3-4 units A grade of “C� or higher is required. Complete one course:

History 120, 121, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 135, 136, 140, 141, 150, 151, 160, 170, 171 Humanities 105, 108, 110, 111, 112, 115, 116, 118, 120, 123

Business 240

Italian 121, 220, 221, 230, 231

Mathematics 121, 124, 135, 135SP, 142, 181, 182, 183, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 292, 294

Japanese 121, 147, 220, 221, 245

AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC or Statistics with a score of 3 or higher meets this requirement.

Philosophy 120, 122, 140, 141, 220, 221, 224, 225

C. Arts and humanities Course requirement - 9 units

Complete at least one 3 unit course in the Arts (C-1), one 3 unit course in the Humanities (C-2), and 3 units from either Arts (C-1) or Humanities (C-2, for the total requirement of at least 9 units.

C-1. Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theater) Course requirement - 3-6 units Complete one or more courses: Architecture 120, 121, 130, 155, 156, 157, 160 Art 105, 120, 126, 140, 152, 160 Art Digital Media 214 Art History 193, 195, 196, 197, 199 Broadcast Communication Arts 140 Dance 201

Persian 121 Russian 121, 220, 221 Sign Language 282 Spanish 121, 220, 221, 230, 231, 250 Each of the following AP tests with a score of 3 or higher counts as one course towards this requirement: Art History, Chinese Language and Culture, English Literature, European History, French Language, French Literature, German Language, Italian Language and Culture, Japanese Language and Culture: Latin Literature, Latin: Vergil, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, U.S. History, World History.

D. Social sciences

At least 9 units required with courses in at least 2 disciplines. A course may be listed in more than one group, but may be counted only once.

D-1. Anthropology and archeology Anthropology 120, 125, 130, 135, 150

Drama 122, 139, 140, 141, 142, 150, 170, 180, 181 English 152 Film 140, 160, 180, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284 Music 110, 115, 116, 252, 255 Music Literature 112, 114, 117, 118

D-2. Economics Economics 101, 200, 220, 221

D-3. Ethnic studies Anthropology 120, 135

Speech 148

History 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 170, 171

AP Art History with a score of 3 or higher counts as one course towards this requirement.

Social Science 115, 120, 220

C-2. Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language)

Psychology 140, 141 Sociology 131, 135

D-4. Gender studies

Course requirement- 3-6 units Complete one or more courses:

History 170, 171

Arabic 121

Sociology 124

Architecture 155, 160 Broadcast Communication Arts 260 Chinese 121, 220, 221

Social Science 120, 220

D-5. Geography Geography 130, 135

D-6. History

Drama 142 English 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 162, 163, 164, 166, 167, 168, 170, 172, 173, 175, 177, 180, 190, 222, 223, 224, 225, 252, 253, 262, 263, 272, 273 Film 160

History 120, 121, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 135, 136, 140, 141, 150, 151, 160, 170, 171

D-7. Interdisciplinary social or behavioral science

French 121, 220, 221, 230, 231

Engineering 130

German 121, 147, 220, 221, 230, 231

Journalism 110 Social Science 110, 111, 115, 120, 123, 162, 163, 220

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D-8. Political science, government and legal institutions

History 121 and Social Science 120 History 121 and Social Science 220 History 124 and History 127

Political Science 120, 121, 151, 220, 240, 250

History 124 and Social Science 120

D-9. Psychology

History 125 and Political Science 121

Early Childhood Education 124 Psychology 101, 122, 130, 140, 141, 160, 200, 215, 220, 225, 230, 240

History 125 and Social Science 111 History 125 and Social Science 220 History 126 and Political Science 121

D-10. Sociology and criminology

History 126 and Social Science 111

Administration of Justice 120, 139

History 126 and Social Science 220

Sociology 120, 121, 123, 124, 125, 131, 135

History 127 and History 128

Each of the following AP tests with a score of 3 or higher counts as one course towards this requirement: Comparative Government and Politics, European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. History, World History.

History 127 and History 171 History 127 and Political Science 121 History 127 and Political Science 151 History 127 and Social Science 111 History 127 and Social Science 220

E. Lifelong understanding and self development

History 128 and Political Science 121 History 128 and Social Science 111

Course requirement - 3 units Complete one course:

History 128 and Social Science 115

Career 110

History 128 and Social Science 220

Counseling 120

History 129 and Political Science 121

Early Childhood Education 124

History 129 and Social Science 111

Health Science 124, 140, 164, 70

History 129 and Social Science 220

Nutrition 115, 160

History 130 and Political Science 121

Physical Education-Dance 130, 136, 142

History 130 and Social Science 111

Psychology 122, 140, 141, 160, 200

History 130 and Social Science 220

History 128 and Social Science 120

History 170 and History 171

Graduation requirement in U.S. history, constitution and American ideals

History 170 and Political Science 121 History 170 and Social Science 111 History 170 and Social Science 220 History 171 and Political Science 121

6 units

History 171 and Social Science 111

The csu graduation requirement may be fulfilled, but is not required, prior to transfer. Courses used to fulfill this requirement also meet course requirements in CSU G.E. areas C or D.

History 171 and Social Science 115 History 171 and Social Science 120 History 171 and Social Science 220

History 120 and History 121

Political Science 121 and Social Science 120

History 120 and History 124

Political Science 151 and Social Science 120

History 120 and History 128

Social Science 111 and Social Science 120

History 120 and History 171

Social Science 120 and Social Science 220

History 120 and Political Science 121 History 120 and Political Science 151

Note: These pairs of courses also satisfy the CSU US History, Constitution and American Ideals statutory requirement.

History 120 and Social Science 111 History 120 and Social Science 220 History 121 and History 127 History 121 and Political Science 121 History 121 and Social Science 111

(U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals is considered by CSU to be a statutory rather than a general education requirement.)

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DVC career/technical programs

DVC career/technical programS Offering more than 30 career/technical programs and over 75 certificates and degrees, DVC provides students with the educational background and training they need to achieve their career goals. By completing a career/technical program, students demonstrate to employers that they have acquired appropriate and up-to-date skills. Technology is changing the way we live and perform our jobs. Staying on top of these changes is an important priority. DVC’s excellent reputation is a distinct advantage to our students as they compete in today’s demanding job market. Career/technical certificate and degree programs vary in length; most certificate programs require less than two years of full-time study to complete. Most programs may be completed on a part-time basis. DVC offers two types of certificates; certificates of achievement and certificates of accomplishment. In many cases, courses completed as part of a certificate program can be applied to a degree program. Only certificates of achievement and associate degrees are recorded on the student’s official transcript.

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Students who successfully complete their certificate or degree course work must apply to the Admissions and Records Office to receive their award. To qualify for a certificate, students must complete at least twenty-five percent of the required courses at DVC. Students must also maintain a grade point average of “C” (2.0) or higher in the certificate’s required courses. Some certificates require a higher grade point average in required courses. See specific program description for details. Students who would like help in planning for their career or profession should seek the advice of a counselor or program advisor. DVC offers a wide range of educational opportunities and the counseling department is available to help students carefully plan a course of study that takes into consideration personal interests, aptitudes and experiences. Studies show that careful planning will help to ensure students’ college and future success.

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DVC certificate programs and associate degrees

cert of accomplishment

cert of achievement

degree - major

cert of accomplishment

cert of achievement

degree - major

DVC certificate programs and associate degrees

Addiction Studies

Energy Systems

Administration of Justice

Photovoltaic

Architecture Technology/Design

Solar Thermal

Art Digital Media

Engineering/Engineering Technology

Behavioral Health

Broadcast Communications Arts

Drafting

Business - General

Mechanical Drafting

Business - Accounting

English

Business - Management Studies

Foreign Language - French

Business - Marketing

Foreign Language - German

Business - Office Professional/Office Technology

Civil Drafting •

Foreign Language - Italian

Business - Real Estate

Foreign Language - Japanese

Business - Small Business Management

Foreign Language - Mandarin Chinese

Business - Wealth Management

Foreign Language - Russian

Communication Studies

Foreign Language - Spanish

Computer Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems

Computer Network Technologies

Geography - Physical

Computer Science

Geography - Social/Cultural

Computer Technical Support

Horticulture

Microcomputer Software Support

Horticulture - Landscape Construction

Construction - Building Inspection

Horticulture - Landscape Design

Construction - Management

Horticulture - Landscape Maintenance

Construction - Supervision and Superintendency

Humanities

Library Technology

Culinary Arts

Baking and Pastry

Mathematics

Culinary Arts

Meteorology

Hospitality Studies

Music Industry Studies

Restaurant Management

Physical Education

Dental Assisting

Coaching

Dental Hygiene

Fitness Instruction/Personal Training

Dental Laboratory Technology

Sports Medicine/Athletic Training

Early Childhood Education - Basic

Political Science

Associate Teacher

Psychology

Teacher

Respiratory Therapy

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Master Teacher

Special Education Paraprofessional

Site Supervisor

Technical Theater

Foster Care/Family Day Care Provider

Transfer Studies - CSU/IGETC

Electrical/Electronics Technology

* offered in collaboration with Ohlone College, which grants the degree

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program level student learning outcOmes Addiction studies..........................75

Electrical/electronics

Administration of justice...............75

technology........................... 85

Architecture...................................76

Energy Systems........................... 85

Art digital media............................76

Engineering and engineering

Broadcast communication arts... 77

technology........................... 85

Business........................................78

English.......................................... 86

Business accounting.....................78

French.......................................... 86

Business information

Geography................................... 86

management........................79

German.........................................87

Business management.................79

Health science..............................87

Business marketing......................79

Horticulture...................................87

Business real estate......................79

Humanities................................... 88

Chinese........................................ 80

Italian............................................ 88

Computer information systems... 80

Japanese...................................... 88

Computer network technology.....81

Library studies............................. 88

Computer science.........................81

Mathematics................................ 89

Computer technical support........ 82

Music............................................ 89

Construction................................ 82

Physical education theory........... 89

Culinary arts................................. 82

Political science........................... 89

Dental assisting............................ 83

Psychology................................... 90

Dental hygiene............................. 83

Russian........................................ 90

Dental laboratory technology...... 83

Spanish........................................ 90

Drama........................................... 83

Special education........................ 90

Early childhood education........... 84

Speech......................................... 90

Check www.dvc.edu/slo for the latest updates to our program level student learning outcomes.

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Program level student learning outcomes - Administration of justice

Addiction studies – ADS

5. demonstrate an understanding of various assessment tools, treatment plans and charting protocols.

Associate in science degree Addiction counseling Students completing the program will be able to... 1. co-facilitate group discussions, 2. create helping strategies and treatment modalities based on a client’s stage of dependence change or recovery, 3. demonstrate an understanding of a variety of addiction treatment models, 4. recognize the importance of social and community services in the treatment and recovery process, 5. demonstrate an understanding of how addiction affects family systems, 6. demonstrate an understanding of various assessment tools, treatment plans and charting protocols, 7. demonstrate an understanding of legal and ethical concerns for workers in the addiction field, 8. demonstrate basic listening skills.

The 4 learning outcomes below are valid for the following degree and certificate in Addiction Studies.

Administration of justice – ADJUS Associate in science degree Administration of justice Students completing the program will be able to... 1. demonstrate an understanding of the three parts of the criminal justice system and how they interrelate, 2. demonstrate a working knowledge of the theory and practice of criminal law, 3. demonstrate an understanding of the legal procedures of the United States and California criminal justice systems.

Certificate of achievement Administration of justice Students completing the program will be able to... 1. demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic components of the criminal justice system,

Associate in science degree Addiction studies

2. demonstrate a working knowledge of the theory and practice of criminal law,

Certificate of achievement Addiction studies Students completing the program will be able to... 1. create helping strategies and treatment modalities based on a client’s stage of dependence change or recovery, 2. understand a variety of addiction treatment models, 3. recognize the importance of social and community services in the treatment and recovery process, 4. understand how addiction affects family systems, 5. understand various assessment tools, treatment plans and charting protocols.

Certificate of achievement Addiction counseling Students completing the program will be able to... 1. create helping strategies and treatment modalities based on a client’s stage of dependence change or recovery, 2. demonstrate an understanding of a variety of addiction treatment models, 3. recognize the importance of social and community services in the treatment and recovery process,

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3. demonstrate an understanding of the legal procedures of the United States and California criminal justice systems.

Certificate of accomplishment Administration of justice Community relations specialist Students completing the program will be able to... 1. demonstrate an understanding of the three parts of the criminal justice system and how they interrelate, 2. demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and conceptual overview of multicultural concepts and issues as they relate to the criminal justice system, 3. demonstrate an understanding of the history, culture, organization of criminal gangs and their social and criminal impact upon society.

Certificate of accomplishment Administration of justice Correctional specialist Students completing the program will be able to... 1. demonstrate familiarity with the basic components of the criminal justice system with special emphasis on the correctional system, PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

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2. demonstrate an understanding of the history, culture, organization of criminal gangs and their social and criminal impact on society, 3. apply techniques of written and oral communication with special emphasis on case work and counseling as used by practitioners in the administration of justice field with special emphasis on probation and parole.

Certificate of accomplishment Administration of justice Crime scene investigator Students completing the program will be able to... 1. demonstrate an understanding of the three parts of the criminal justice system and how they interrelate, 2. identify, collect, package and analyze physical evidence from a crime scene,

3. demonstrate proficiency with handguns and shotguns, an understanding of personal safety and defensive tactics and their legal ramifications.

Architecture – ARCHI The 6 learning outcomes below are valid for all degrees and the certificate in Architecture. Associate in science degree Architecture design Architecture technology Certificate of achievement Architecture technology

3. conduct a successful criminal investigation using interviews, interrogation and case preparation.

Students completing the program will be able to...

Certificate of accomplishment Administration of justice Criminal law specialist

2. demonstrate an understanding of drawing methods and graphic compositional techniques,

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. demonstrate an understanding of the three parts of the criminal justice system and how they interrelate, 2. demonstrate a working knowledge of the theory and practice of criminal law, 3. demonstrate an understanding of the legal procedures of the United States and California criminal justice systems.

Certificate of accomplishment Administration of justice - Juvenile counseling Students completing the program will be able to... 1. demonstrate an understanding of the three parts of the criminal justice system and how they interrelate,

1. communicate architectural concepts using graphic conventions and representational methods,

3. construct physical models of architectural elements and spaces, 4. demonstrate an understanding of building components, structures and systems in relation to design, 5. identify notable architects, design concepts, canonical buildings and precedents in architecture, 6. identify the historical and contemporary role of architects in the profession and related design fields.

Art digital media – ARTDM Associate in arts degree Art digital media

2. demonstrate an understanding of the history, culture, organization of criminal gangs and their social and criminal impact on society,

Students completing the program will be able to...

3. demonstrate a working knowledge of the organization, functions and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies and processing and detention of juveniles.

2. produce a digital image from scanned or digital photographs,

Certificate of accomplishment Administration of justice - Patrol specialist Students completing the program will be able to... 1. demonstrate an understanding of the three parts of the criminal justice system and how they interrelate, 2. gather, organize and prepare written reports for law enforcement and correctional activities,

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1. demonstrate an understanding of basic drawing techniques,

3. utilize digital images for exports to websites, multimedia presentations, and print, 4. utilize production tools for digital audio for multimedia projects, 5. demonstrate basic techniques for video capture and editing, 6. design a multimedia project, 7. critically evaluate multimedia design techniques and their use in the development of a professional portfolio, 8. qualify for entry-level employment in the art digital media field. Diablo Valley College

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Certificate of achievement Art digital media - Character animation

3. create a variety of websites effectively using animation, design concepts, and interactivity.

Students completing the program will be able to‌

Certificate of accomplishment Art digital media - Foundation

1. design a character based on a written description, 2. present an animation containing the elements of a fully developed cartoon, 3. produce a storyboard utilizing the principles of sequential art,

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. demonstrate an understanding of basic drawing techniques,

4. develop observational skills in drawing the human figure.

2. produce a digital image from scanned or digital photographs,

Certificate of achievement Art digital media - Digital audio

3. utilize digital images for exports to websites, multimedia presentations, and print,

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. utilize production tools for digital audio for multimedia projects, 2. apply various audio file formats,

4. utilize production tools for digital audio for multimedia projects, 5. demonstrate basic techniques for video capture and editing, 6. design a multimedia project,

3. produce recorded music projects.

Certificate of achievement Art digital media - Digital imaging

7. critically evaluate multimedia design techniques and their use in the development of a professional portfolio, 8. qualify for entry-level employment in the art digital media field.

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. create digital images suitable for printing or multimedia applications, 2. create graphic design projects, 3. evaluate digital images for effective design.

Certificate of achievement Art digital media - Motion graphics Students completing the program will be able to... 1. create motion graphic projects, 2. utilize digital production tools for web delivery, 3. demonstrate competency in various aspects of digitizing, importing, and exporting images.

Certificate of achievement Art digital media - 3D Modeling and animation Students completing the program will be able to... 1. create 3D animation projects, 2. critique animations, 3. demonstrate basic skills, color manipulation, and design principles unique to animation.

Certificate of achievement Art digital media - Web design Students completing the program will be able to... 1. construct and publish web pages, 2. use HTML code in creating web pages, Diablo Valley College

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Broadcast communication arts – BCA The 11 learning outcomes below are valid for all degrees and certificates in Broadcast Communication Arts. Associate in arts degree Broadcast communication arts Certificate of achievement Broadcast communication arts Certificate of accomplishment Broadcast communication arts Basic digital field production Broadcast communication arts Basic studio production Broadcast communication arts Basic writing for digital medium Students completing any program will be able to... 1. produce for broadcast and digital distribution utilizing three-camera studio format principles (except Basic Digital Field Production and Basic Writing for Digital Medium), 2. operate cameras and professional sound equipment (except Basic Writing for Digital Medium), 3. perform digital nonlinear editing (except Basic Writing for Digital Medium), PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

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4. produce still and motion graphics (except Basic Writing for Digital Medium), 5. produce for broadcast and digital distribution utilizing field production principles (except Basic Studio Production and Basic Writing for Digital Medium), 6. write scripts for various production formats, 7. direct projects for various production formats, 8. transfer to four-year institutions majoring in broadcast communication arts, 9. qualify for entry-level employment in broadcasting, 10. apply their planning skills for project management, 11. identify major trends in the history of broadcasting.

Business – BUS Associate in arts degree Business transfer Students completing the program will be able to... 1. develop business communications that present information in an organized and concise manner, using acceptable grammar and language arts, 2. explain the functions of business financial operations and apply them to business case problems, 3. evaluate an existing business and identify the business organization, key business procedures relevant to a specific problem using appropriate technology, 4. compare and contrast ethical approaches and social responsibility options in business situations.

Certificate of achievement Business - Core transfer Students completing the program will be able to... 1. develop business communications that present information in an organized and concise manner, using acceptable grammar and language arts, 2. explain the functions of business financial operations and apply them to business case problems, 3. evaluate an existing business and identify the business organization, key business procedures relevant to a specific problem using appropriate technology, 4. compare and contrast ethical approaches and social responsibility options in business situations.

Certificate of achievement Wealth management Students completing the program will be able to... 1. demonstrate knowledge of business operations, the business organization and business procedures, 2. interview clients to determine clients’ assets, liabilities, cash flow, insurance coverage, tax stats, and financial objectives, 3. develop financial plans based on analysis of clients’ financial status, and discuss financial options with clients, 4. review all securities transactions to ensure accuracy of information and conformance to governing agency regulations, 5. identify potential clients, using advertising campaigns, mailing lists, and personal contacts, 6. review financial periodicals, stock and bond reports, business publications, and other material to identify potential investments for clients and to keep abreast of trends affecting market conditions, 7. contact prospective customers to determine customer needs, present information, and explain available services, 8. implement technology to research/solve business questions and problems.

Certificate of accomplishment Business essentials Students completing the program will be able to... 1. apply standard business English to oral and written communication, including grammar, punctuation, mechanics, vocabulary, style and usage, 2. complete business-related mathematical problems with reasonable speed and accuracy, both manually and using calculators and business software, 3. analyze basic business documents and financial statements to detect business problem, 4. interpret a research need, determine the type and scope of information needed, and implement effective research strategies including the Internet.

Business accounting – BUSAC Certificate of achievement General accounting Students completing the program will be able to... 1. produce accurate financial statements for a company and communicate a company’s financial position, 2. construct basic accounting documents and solve case problems related to the accounting cycle utilizing appropriate technology,

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3. analyze existing documents by verifying the accuracy of information for a company and performing necessary reconciliation, 4. compare and contrast the financial information prepared for different types of business entity.

2. investigate current management practices and problems related to human behavior in organizations, 3. differentiate threshold issues involved in the legal, ethical, and social responsibilities of management, 4. summarize measures that can be taken by individuals and organizations to correct organizational problems.

Business information management – BUSIM

Certificate of achievement Small business management

Certificate of achievement Office professional

1. describe the nature and characteristics of successful small business persons,

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. apply standard business English to oral and written communication, including grammar, punctuation, mechanics, vocabulary, style and usage, 2. complete business-related mathematical problems with reasonable speed and accuracy, using calculators and business software, 3. interpret an information technology need, determine the type and scope of solution needed, and implement an effective strategy to address the need, 4. identify appropriate information compilation, reporting, storage and retrieval systems for common business situations, using manual and technological approaches.

Certificate of accomplishment Office professional essentials

2. summarize the responsibilities of small business owners in selecting, motivating, training, and supervising employees, 3. compare the relationship between a small business and its customers in relation to gaining a competitive advantage, 4. construct a business plan and essential financial documents for a small business.

Business marketing – BUSMK Certificate of achievement Business marketing Students completing the program will be able to...

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. apply standard business English to oral and written communication, including grammar, punctuation, mechanics, vocabulary, style and usage, 2. complete business-related mathematical problems with reasonable speed and accuracy, both manually and using calculators and business software, 3. analyze common business documents and financial statements to detect business problems, 4. interpret an information technology need, determine the type and scope of application needed, and implement an effective strategy to meet the need.

Business management – BUSMG Certificate of achievement Management studies Students completing the program will be able to... 1. integrate basic management theories into supervisory and management functions,

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1. demonstrate knowledge of business operations, the business organization, and business procedures, 2. determine the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors and identify potential customers, 3. develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm’s profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm’s customers are satisfied, 4. participate in product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services, 5. implement technology to research/solve business questions and problems.

Business real estate – RE Certificate of achievement Real estate Students completing the program will be able to... 1. explain the functions of real estate markets, real estate practices, and real estate institutions, and recommend choices for common real estate situations,

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2. demonstrate how to calculate the time value of money and evaluate various financing alternatives for real estate investment strategies, 3. evaluate real estate development opportunities in the commercial real estate markets for residential, warehouse, retail, and industrial properties, 4. research and analyze specific case problems related to real estate investment and present solutions.

Associate in science Computer information systems In addition, students completing this program will be able to... 1. produce spreadsheets, documents and presentations by using basic to advanced software operations.

Certificate of achievement Core

Chinese – CHIN

In addition, students completing this program will be able to...

Certificate of achievement Mandarin Chinese

1. produce spreadsheets, documents and presentations by using basic to advanced software operations.

Students completing the program will be able to...

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1. comprehend a spoken dialogue in the target language, 2. identify the present, past and future tenses in a written paragraph, 3. interpret cultural behavior.

Database management In addition, students completing this program will be able to... 1. produce spreadsheets, documents and presentations by using basic to advanced software operations,

Computer information systems – CIS The 9 learning outcomes below are valid for the degree and all certificates in Computer Information Systems. Students completing any program will be able to... 1. perform the duties of information technologies and management workers as identified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2. provide technical assistance and training to computer system users, 3. investigate and resolve computer software and hardware problems of users,

2. apply database syntax, properties, operators, and functions.

Certificate of achievement Project management In addition, students completing this program will be able to... 1. produce spreadsheets, documents and presentations by using basic to advanced software operations, 2. apply the principles of the Project Management Institute (PMI) processes of project management.

Certificate of achievement Web graphics

4. perform the professional duties demanded in any modern office environment,

In addition, students completing this program will be able to...

5. design and maintain static and dynamic web sites,

1. produce spreadsheets, documents and presentations by using basic to advanced software operations,

6. integrate elements such as graphics, animation and streaming media on web sites, 7. develop and implement database systems for stand alone or internet based deployment,

2. perform the duties demanded in any modern office environment, 3. prepare images for sharing and distribution.

8. use technology to manage multi-faceted projects, 9. demonstrate basic graphical user interface operations in a computer environment.

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Program level student learning outcomes - Computer science

Certificate of achievement Web technology

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. list and describe the key TCP/IP protocols,

In addition, students completing this program will be able to... 1. produce spreadsheets, documents and presentations by using basic to advanced software operations,

2. secure a Microsoft Windows network, 3. build a computer, 4 install and configure Microsoft Windows Server Operating System.

2. plan and design web pages.

Certificate of accomplishment Database management

Computer science – COMSC

In addition, students completing this program will be able to...

The 4 learning outcomes below are valid for the degree and the certificate of achievement in Computer Science.

1. apply database syntax, properties, operators, and functions.

Certificate of accomplishment Project management

Associate in science degree Computer science Certificate of achievement Computer and information science

In addition, students completing this program will be able to... 1. apply the principles of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) processes of project management.

Certificate of accomplishment Web graphics In addition, students completing this program will be able to... 1. prepare images for sharing and distribution.

Certificate of accomplishment Web technology In addition, students completing this program will be able to... 1. plan and design web pages.

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. create computer programming solutions using either C++ or Java, 2. read and write programs written in x86 assembly language, and interface them with C++ programs, 3. effectively use either the C++ Standard Template Library or the Java util package to manage data structures in programs, 4. make the right choices of language, platform, data structures, and databases for a computer programming solution based on their knowledge of the elements of program design.

Certificate of achievement Microcomputer software support Students completing the program will be able to... 1. communicate effectively in a typical office environment through written and verbal media,

Computer network technology – CNT The 4 learning outcomes below are valid for the degree and certificate in Computer Network Technology. Associate in science degree Microsoft Windows system administration

2. apply the basic vocabulary of computer technology and information systems, 3. use word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software to communicate effectively and professionally, 4. demonstrate basic mathematical skills in problem solving, 5. write instructions for using applications, 6. provide training on the use of software and computer systems.

Certificate of achievement Microsoft Windows system administration

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Program level student learning outcomes - Computer technical support

Computer technical support – COMTC The 3 learning outcomes below are valid for the degree and certificates in Computer Technical Support. Associate in science degree Computer technical support Certificate of achievement Computer technical support Certificate of accomplishment Computer technical support Students completing the program will be able to...

Certificate of achievement Construction supervision and superintendency Students completing the program will be able to... 1. estimate materials cost (quantity survey), 2. apply construction terminology, 3. schedule sequences of construction projects, 4. identify the effects of various governmental agencies involved in the construction industry on a construction project, 5. interpret blueprints and specifications, 6. utilize instruments used in surveying.

1. troubleshoot and repair computer hardware problems,

Culinary arts – CULN

2. troubleshoot and repair computer software problems related to operating systems, application programs and printer systems,

Certificate of achievement Baking and pastry

3. troubleshoot and repair computer network problems.

Students completing the program will be able to...

Construction – CONST Certificate of achievement Construction and building inspection Students completing the program will be able to... 1. interpret the codes related to the construction industry, 2. identify code-compliant construction in buildings, 3. identify types of zoning used in a jurisdiction, 4. write knowledgeable correction notices, 5. apply construction terminology, 6. identify the effects of various governmental agencies involved in the construction industry on a construction project, 7. interpret blueprints and specifications.

Certificate of achievement Construction management Students completing the program will be able to... 1. estimate materials cost (quantity survey), 2. apply construction terminology, 3. schedule sequences of construction projects, 4. identify the effects of various governmental agencies involved in the construction industry on a construction project, 5. interpret blueprints and specifications.

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1. explain and apply baking/pastry terms and procedures appropriately, 2. select, organize, and analyze ingredients used in baking and pastry production, 3. select, recognize, and utilize equipment and tools used in baking and pastry production, 4. scale and measure ingredients properly, 5. produce an array of bakery and pastry products, 6. evaluate quality standards in baking and pastry products in written and oral form.

Certificate of achievement Culinary arts Students completing the program will be able to... 1. demonstrate the proper application of dry, moist, and combination cooking methods to a variety of food products, 2. demonstrate current food service sanitation procedures, 3. prepare and serve food according to professional industry standards, 4. calculate costs and apply procedures in order to run a cost effective food service establishment, 5. create menus that incorporate menu planning principles that maximize sales and profits, 6. produce a variety of bakery products using standard baking procedures and evaluate the products based on method, timing, appearance, texture, cell structure and overall eating quality, 7 demonstrate the ability to work as an effective member of a production team.

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Certificate of achievement Restaurant management Students completing the program will be able to... 1. identify and explain factors that determine quality food, 2. explain the theory of yield management as it relates to lodging operations,

4. develop and maintain professional competence founded in evidence-based decision-making and continued education while promoting personal and professional growth, 5. promote client and community satisfaction with the quality of the dental hygiene education and care process provided by the program.

3. present ideas and concepts in written and oral form, 4. calculate cost and apply procedures in order to run a cost effective foodservice establishment.

Dental laboratory technology – DENTE

Dental assisting – DENTL

The 6 learning outcomes below are valid for the degree and certificate in Dental Laboratory Technology.

The 3 learning outcomes below are valid for the degree and certificate in Dental Assisting. Associate in science degree Dental assisting

Associate in science degree Dental laboratory technology Certificate of achievement Dental laboratory technology

Certificate of achievement Dental assisting

Students completing the program will be able to...

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. attain their dental X-ray license, 2. qualify to sit for the State of California Board written and practical RDA exam, 3. qualify to sit for their National Board examinations to become a certified dental assistant.

Dental hygiene – DENHY The 5 learning outcomes below are valid for the degree and certificate in Dental Hygiene. Associate in science degree Dental hygiene Certificate of achievement Dental hygiene

1. qualify for positions as dental technicians in the commercial lab industry as well as in dentists offices as in-house dental technicians, 2. demonstrate knowledge in the fabrication of a variety of dental inlays, onlays and ceramic restorations, 3. comprehend and interpret dental terminology a well as the dentist prescriptions, 4. demonstrate skills in the development of prostodontic appliances and perform denture relines and a variety of denture repairs, 5. demonstrate knowledge in cusp-to-fossae relationships and concepts of occlusion and malocclusions, 6. demonstrate knowledge in the manipulation of a variety, of gypsum products such as plaster, die stone, yellow stone and investment products (high heat) and (low heat).

Drama – DRAMA

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. synthesize knowledge from all branches of learning to provide preventive, educational, collaborative, and therapeutic dental hygiene care for individuals and groups in a variety of settings, 2. develop a desire and ability to provide dental hygiene care applying the highest moral, ethical and legal principles including those outlined by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the American Dental Association, 3. function in the professional dental hygiene roles of the clinician, health promoter/educator and change agent,

The 3 learning outcomes below are valid for the degree and certificate in Drama. Associate in arts degree Technical theater

Certificate of achievement Technical theater Students completing the program will be able to... 1. demonstrate the basic skills required in the craft of theater, 2. articulate the creative process of theatrical tasks, 3. exhibit the unique collaborative skills necessary to participate in a theater community.

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Program level student learning outcomes - Early childhood education

Early childhood education – ECE The 9 learning outcomes below are valid for the degree and certificates in Early Childhood Education. Certificate of achievement Early childhood education - Basic Certificate of achievement Early childhood education - Teacher Students completing the program will be able to... 1. identify major childhood development milestones, 2. analyze the psychological, physical, and cognitive influences on human development, 3. demonstrate knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood education, 4. demonstrate familiarity with community agencies which support contemporary family life, 5. apply strategies to maximize the health, safety and nutrition of children and adults in programs for young children, 6. examine constructivist and emergent curriculum theories, 7. identify biases and preconceptions that influence effective child care,

Certificate of achievement Early childhood education - Site supervisor In addition, students completing this program will be able to... 1. recognize and support developmental stages in teacher training, 2. demonstrate sensitivity to and awareness of diversity in adult learners, 3. apply ethical code to practices and policies, 4. examine theory and methodology for effective supervision of personnel.

Certificate of achievement Early childhood education - Family daycare provider/foster care provider/in-home childcare provider Students completing the program will be able to... 1 identify major childhood development milestones, 2. apply strategies to maximize the health, safety, and nutrition of children and adults in programs for young children, 3. demonstrate familiarity with community agencies which support contemporary family life.

8. communicate effectively and responsibly with children and adults in diverse populations,

Certificates of accomplishment Early childhood education - Associate teacher

9. plan, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate curriculum experiences for young children.

Students completing the program will be able to...

Associate in science degree Early childhood education In addition, students completing this program will be able to... 1. evaluate personal teaching competencies to guide and inform practice, 2. integrate knowledge of children’s development and needs into early childhood environments.

Certificate of achievement Early childhood education - Master teacher

1. identify major childhood development milestones, 2. analyze the psychological, physical, and cognitive influences on human development, 3. demonstrate knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood education, 4. demonstrate familiarity with community agencies which support contemporary family life.

Certificate of accomplishment Early childhood education - Resource (foster) family specialist

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. identify the role that California Children and Family Services plays in the life of resource family,

In addition, students completing this program will be able to...

2. identify the role that California Children and Family Services plays in the life of a child in out-of-home placement,

1. recognize and support developmental stages in teacher training,

3. apply appropriate behavior management techniques for children in their care.

2. demonstrate sensitivity to and awareness of diversity in adult learners.

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Program level student learning outcomes - Engineering and engineering technology

Electrical/electronics technology – ELECT/ELTRN

Engineering and engineering technology – ENGIN

The 3 learning outcomes below are valid for the degree and certificates in Electrical/Electronics Technology.

Associate in science degree Civil design drafting technology

Associate in science degree Electrical/electronics technology

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. use technical drafting principles to develop technical drawings,

Certificate of achievement Electrical/electronics technology

2. interpret construction blueprints,

Students completing the program will be able to... 1 solve electrical circuit problems using Ohm’s law, 2. build and troubleshoot electrical/electronics circuits at an apprenticeship level, 3. program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).

3. use geometric construction and descriptive geometry to solve geometric problems, 4. create 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional Computer Aided Drawings (CAD), 5. interpret Global Positioning data, 6. measure land forms using ground surveying equipment, 7. apply trigonometry to math problems, 8. apply the basic laws of physics to everyday situations.

energy SYSTEMS – ENSYS The 3 learning outcomes below are valid for the following degree and certificate in Energy Systems. Associate in science degree with photovolatic emphasis

Associate in science degree Mechanical design drafting technology Students completing the program will be able to... 1. prepare, interpret and revise technical drawings using computer aided drafting (CAD) and design software, 2. use geometric dimensioning and tolerancing according to ANSI standards,

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3. develop technical drawings using geometric construction and descriptive geometry,

Photovoltaic systems Students completing the program will be able to... 1. install a ground mount photovoltaic system, 2. install a roof mounted photovoltaic system,

4. perform basic machine processes, 5. identify the role of computers and CAD in mechanical drafting.

3. design a roof-mounted photovoltaic system.

Certificate of achievement Civil drafting - CAD

The 3 learning outcomes below are valid for the following degree and certificate in Energy Systems.

Students completing the program will be able to...

Associate in science degree with solar thermal emphasis

2. interpret construction blueprints,

1. apply civil drafting principles to interpret and develop civil engineering maps, 3. create 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional Computer Aided Drawings (CAD),

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4. interpret Global Positioning data,

solar thermal systems Students completing the program will be able to... 1. install and configure flat panel solar thermal water systems, 2. install and configure evacuated tube solar thermal water systems,

5. measure land forms using ground surveying equipment, 6. use general computer software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, 7. apply trigonometry to math problems.

3. troubleshoot and repair solar thermal water systems.

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Program level student learning outcomes - Engineering and engineering technology

Certificate of achievement Civil design drafting technology Students completing the program will be able to... 1. use technical drafting principles to develop technical drawings, 2. interpret construction blueprints, 3. use geometric construction and descriptive geometry to solve geometric problems, 4. create 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional Computer Aided Drawings (CAD), 5. interpret Global Positioning data, 6. measure land forms using ground surveying equipment,

English – ENGL Associate in arts degree English Students completing the program will be able to... 1. demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with the methods of interpreting literature across the genres, 2. assess, evaluate, and analyze ideas expressed in text or in spoken language, 3. create (write or present) coherent arguments that evidence clear prose and synthesize diverse bodies of knowledge.

7. apply trigonometry to math problems, 8. apply the basic laws of physics to everyday situations.

Certificate of accomplishment Computer aided drafting and digital media for engineering and architecture Students completing the program will be able to... 1. create 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional Computer Aided Drawings (CAD), 2. interpret construction blueprints and architectural plans (with Option A: civil engineering emphasis), 3. calculate data collected from land surveying (with Option A: civil engineering emphasis), 4. interpret simple technical drawings (with Option B: manufacturing emphasis), 5. construct 3-Dimensional models using parametric software (with Option C: CAD design emphasis).

The 5 learning outcomes below are valid for the below certificates in Mechanical Drafting. Certificates of achievement Mechanical design drafting technology Mechanical drafting - CAD Students completing the program will be able to... 1. prepare, interpret and revise technical drawings using computer aided drafting (CAD) and design software, 2. use geometric dimensioning and tolerancing according to ANSI standards, 3. develop CAD drawings using geometric construction and descriptive geometry, 4. perform basic machine processes, 5. identify the role of computers and CAD in mechanical drafting.

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French – FRNCH Certificate of achievement French Students completing the program will be able to... 1. comprehend a spoken dialogue in the target language, 2. identify the present, past and future tenses in a written paragraph, 3. interpret cultural behavior.

Geography – GEOG Associate in arts degree Social/cultural geography Students completing the program will be able to... 1. describe the spatial organization of the world’s peoples, nations, cultural environments, 2. compare and contrast the levels of economic development and their underlying environmental and cultural factors, 3. demonstrate a global view with appreciation for diverse cultures and societies.

Associate in science degree Meteorology Students completing the program will be able to... 1. describe the structure and properties of the atmosphere and atmospheric circulation systems, 2. develop and explain a forecast in the short to medium time range, 3. demonstrate the ability to apply atmospheric studies to interdisciplinary and practical applications for commercial and public needs.

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Associate in science degree Physical geography

Health science – HSCI

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. demonstrate proficiency in the use of field data collection and mapping techniques, 2. compare and contrast the interactions between the natural environment and human activities, 3. demonstrate a grounding in the modern technical skills of the discipline, including computer cartography, geographic information systems and global positioning systems.

The 3 learning outcomes below are valid for the following degree and certificates in GIS/GPS Associate in science degree Geographic information systems/Global positioning system Certificate of achievement Geographic information systems/Global positioning system Certificate of accomplishment Geographic information systems/Global positioning system Students completing the program will be able to... 1. analyze the inter-disciplinary applications of GIS, GPS, and remote sensing,

Associate in science degree Health education Students completing the program will be able to... 1. apply a multi-dimensional approach to health that incorporates the study of social, behavioral and physiological sciences, 2. identify risk factors for disease and disability, 3. analyze the psychological, physical, social, sexual, and environmental influences on health and wellness, 4. demonstrate behavior-changing techniques to maximize health and wellness, 5. identify jobs for health educators such as Workplace Wellness Programs, County Health Department, Hospital/ Health Insurance Health Education Center, State or University Health Center, Planned Parenthood, or any health club that offers heath education information, 6. pursue specialized occupations in the health profession, such as the above stated, 7. pursue baccalaureate degrees useful in the field of health education.

Horticulture – HORT

2. synthesize data from various sources and different formats for spatial analyses,

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3. apply spatial tools and techniques in a research or work environment.

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. apply their knowledge of plants to the landscape setting, 2. apply their knowledge of the environment to the landscape setting,

German – GRMAN

3. predict plant outcomes, 4. appraise available career paths.

Certificate of achievement German Students completing the program will be able to... 1. comprehend a spoken dialogue in the target language. 2. identify the present, past and future tenses in a written paragraph. 3. interpret cultural behavior.

Certificate of achievement Landscape construction Students completing the program will be able to... 1. prepare, model and contour ground prior to planting, 2. stake and plant a tree, 3. plant shrubs from a design plan, 4. design and plant a winter or spring bedding scheme, 5. recognize the features and use of the following displays: annuals, perennials, and bulbs.

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Certificate of achievement Landscape design Students completing the program will be able to... 1. develop fundamental designer and client communication techniques, 2. perform a site analysis and inventory, 3. measure a site, calculate site slope and relationship to site structures, 4. recognize and develop a personal landscape design process, 5. create presentations through graphic sketching and drafting, 6. identify plant and non-plant material suitable for specific site design, 7. produce a portfolio and related documents necessary to enter the marketplace.

Certificate of achievement Landscape maintenance Students completing the program will be able to... 1. know how to control weed, 2. maintain and use a lawnmower and demonstrate safe working practices, 3. demonstrate the following skills: pruning, training, trimming, 4. recognize and control common pests and diseases, 5. identify areas requiring maintenance, 6. understand the use of different types of herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers.

Italian – ITAL Certificate of achievement Italian Students completing the program will be able to... 1. comprehend a spoken dialogue in the target language, 2. identify the present, past and future tenses in a written paragraph. 3. interpret cultural behavior.

Japanese – JAPAN Certificate of achievement Japanese Students completing the program will be able to... 1. comprehend a spoken dialogue in the target language, 2. identify the present, past and future tenses in a written paragraph, 3. interpret cultural behavior.

Library studies – L and LS The 7 learning outcomes below are valid for the degree and certificate in Library Technology. Associate in science degree Library technology

Humanities – HUMAN Associate in arts in letters and science degree Area of emphasis- Humanities Students completing the program will be able to... 1. use their critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate both formally and contextually, a variety of creative works and literary documents, 2. compare and contrast the historic meaning and impact of works selected from the various arts, and from philosophic and religious literature, 3. recognize and explain the integration of arts and ideas in selected cultural, historical, and thematic contexts, 4. demonstrate their ability to articulate clearly in oral and written form objective analyses of major works from the various arts, and from philosophic and religious literature.

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Certificate of achievement Library technology Students completing the program will be able to... 1. explain library fundamental principles including intellectual freedom, open access, diversity, and patron privacy and confidentiality, 2. apply knowledge and skills gained through the coursework to perform library technician level tasks, 3. describe the characteristics of libraries and the roles of libraries in a diverse, multicultural, and democratic society, and how these needs can be met, 4. apply the basic principles and standardized systems of ordering, cataloging, classifying, processing, and maintaining library materials and resources, 5. demonstrate the workplace communication skills necessary to successfully interact with users and staff in the library and other information services,

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6. identify and use the technologies found in the library and other information services,

3. qualify for employment as an effective coach of youth, high school, and/or adult sports (certificate),

7. analyze information critically to draw conclusions and/or solve problems when working with patrons, materials, and technology.

4. apply for transfer to a four-year institutions in such disciplines as kinesiology, exercise science and/or a teacher credential program (degree only).

Mathematics – MATH

The 4 learning outcomes below are valid for the following degree and certificate in Fitness instruction/ personal training.

Associate in arts degree Mathematics Students completing the program will be able to... 1. solve problems in linear algebra and differential and integral calculus, both single and multivariable,

Associate in science degree Fitness instruction/personal training Certificate of achievement Fitness instruction/personal training

2. recognize, explain, and apply basic techniques of mathematical proof,

Students completing the program will be able to...

3. utilize skills from calculus and post-calculus mathematics to solve mathematical problems from sciences such as physics, chemistry, engineering, or computer science.

2. develop a conditioning program to improve conditioning levels utilizing the periodization model,

1. conduct assessment of personal fitness levels,

3. design a conditioning program to meet the unique needs of special populations, 4. take the NASM, AFAA or other national certification exam.

Music – MUSIC

Associate in science degree Sports medicine/athletic training

Certificate of achievement Music industry studies Students completing the program will be able to... 1 produce recorded music projects, 2. protect intellectual property rights, 3. demonstrate the professional behaviors of participation and time management required in the music industry.

Physical education theory – PETHE The 4 learning outcomes below are valid for the following degree and certificate in Coaching.

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. apply for transfer into a healthcare program at a 4-year school including athletic training, nursing, physician assistant, pre-physical therapy and pre-med programs, 2. succeed in the four-year program by being academically prepared in areas such as anatomy, medical terminology and emergency medical procedures, 3. succeed in the four-year program by being clinically prepared in areas such as injury evaluation, rehabilitation and massage techniques.

Political science – POLSC

Associate in science degree Coaching

Associate in arts degree Political science

Certificate of achievement Coaching

Students completing the program will be able to...

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. develop practice plans, analyze strategy and teach techniques specific to a chosen sport, 2. incorporate concepts of an athlete’s psychological and physical health to improve performance,

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5. demonstrate an understanding of fundamental political concepts, 6. recognize and discuss various elements of power in political activity.

Psychology – PSYCH Associate in arts degree Psychology

Spanish – SPAN Certificate of achievement Spanish Students completing the program will be able to... 1. comprehend a spoken dialogue in the target language, 2. identify the present, past and future tenses in a written paragraph, 3. interpret cultural behavior.

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. identify the major theoretical orientations in psychology and demonstrate knowledge of basic psychological concepts regarding behavior and mental processes, 2. demonstrate knowledge of research methods, ethical considerations in conducting research, and effective use of the American Psychological Association (APA) style in presenting information, 3. utilize critical thinking skills to analyze, evaluate, and make decisions concerning complex contemporary issues in psychology, 4. recognize the complexity of social, cultural, and international diversity, 5. apply psychological principles to the development of interpersonal, occupational, and social skills, and life-long personal growth, 6. demonstrate understanding of major theories, concepts, and research findings in selected content areas of psychology, such as lifespan development, personality and social psychology, neuroscience, and abnormal psychology.

Special education – SPEDU The 3 learning outcomes below are valid for the degree and certificate in Special Education. Associate in arts degree Special education paraeducator/instructional assistant Certificate of achievement Special education paraeducator/instructional assistant Students completing the program will be able to... 1. analyze state and federal legislation pertaining to general and special education, 2. use a variety of instruction strategies and materials that respect individual differences, 3. demonstrate an understanding of how culture affects relationships among children, families, and schooling.

Russian – RUSS Certificate of achievement Russian Students completing the program will be able to... 1. comprehend a spoken dialogue in the target language, 2. identify the present, past and future tenses in a written paragraph, 3. interpret cultural behavior.

SpeECH – SPCH The5 learning outcomes below are valid for the degree and certificate in Communication Studies. Associate in arts degree Communication studies Certificate of achievement Communication studies Students completing the program will be able to... 1. recognize the cultural, ethical, political, psychological and practical aspects of communication systems and models, 2. develop and present effective informative and persuasive presentations, becoming more capable, responsible speakers, 3. demonstrate an understanding of the role critical thinking plays in the effective analysis and development of informative and persuasive messages,

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4 demonstrate an understanding of interpersonal communication theory and practice the skills necessary for effective interpersonal interactions, 5. demonstrate an understanding of a personal empowerment and responsibility.

Transfer studies – CSU Certificate of achievement CSU general education breadth Students completing the program will be able to... 1. communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, 2. critically analyze and solve problems using the appropriate technique for the issue at hand, including appropriate use of logic, mathematics, multi-disciplinary, and cultural considerations where applicable, 3. critically examine the function, media, subject matter, organization, aesthetic, style, and relative excellence of representative examples of the arts, literature, philosophy, and foreign languages including approaches from various historical, cultural, and gender-based origins, 4. develop an understanding of the information available, the perspectives and approaches of the physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences, appreciating the power and limits of these methods of inquiry and both individual, ethical, and societal responsibilities,

Transfer studies – IGETC Certificate of achievement Intersegmental general education transfer curriculum - IGETC

Students completing the program will be able to... 1. communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, 2. critically analyze and solve problems using the appropriate technique for the issue at hand, including appropriate use of logic, mathematics, multi-disciplinary, and cultural considerations where applicable, 3. critically examine the function, media, subject matter, organization, aesthetic, style, and relative excellence of representative examples of the arts, literature, philosophy, and foreign languages including approaches from various historical, cultural, and gender-based origins, 4. develop an understanding of the information available, the perspectives and approaches of the physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences, appreciating the power and limits of these methods of inquiry and both individual, ethical, and societal responsibilities, 5. organize and present information in person in a logical and understandable manner. 6. demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English, and knowledge of the associated history and culture, at the level expected from two years of high school study (for UC transfer).

5. organize and present information in person in a logical and understandable manner.

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PROGRAM and Course Descriptions Accounting............................................................................95 Addiction studies..................................................................95 Administration of justice.......................................................99 Alternative energy technologies.........................................104 Anthropology......................................................................104 Arabic..................................................................................105 Architecture........................................................................106 Art....................................................................................... 111 Art digital media................................................................. 116 Art history...........................................................................122 Astronomy...........................................................................123 Biological science............................................................... 124 Broadcast communication arts..........................................127 Business............................................................................. 131 Business accounting.......................................................... 137 Business information management................................... 141 Business management.......................................................143 Business marketing............................................................144 Business real estate...........................................................146 Career................................................................................. 147 Chemistry............................................................................148 Chinese...............................................................................150 Colloquia............................................................................. 151 Computer information systems..........................................152 Computer network technology...........................................158 Computer science..............................................................161


Computer technical support..............................................165 Construction.......................................................................166 Cooperative education....................................................... 170 Counseling.......................................................................... 170 Culinary arts....................................................................... 172 Dance.................................................................................. 179 Dental assisting..................................................................180 Dental hygiene....................................................................184 Dental laboratory technology.............................................190 Drama.................................................................................192 Early childhood education..................................................196 Economics..........................................................................206 Education............................................................................207 Electrical/electronics technology.......................................208 Energy systems..................................................................210 Engineering and engineering technology.......................... 212 English as a second language...........................................219 English.................................................................................221 Film......................................................................................227 French.................................................................................230 Geography..........................................................................232 Geology...............................................................................236 German...............................................................................238 Health science....................................................................240 History.................................................................................242 Horticulture.........................................................................245 Humanities..........................................................................251 Italian...................................................................................253 Japanese.............................................................................255 Journalism..........................................................................257 Learning skills.....................................................................258 Library studies....................................................................259 Machine technology...........................................................263 Mathematics.......................................................................263

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Music...................................................................................269 Music literature...................................................................277 Music performance............................................................277 Nutrition..............................................................................277 Oceanography....................................................................278 Persian................................................................................279 Philosophy..........................................................................280 Photography.......................................................................281 Physical education.............................................................282 Physical education adaptive..............................................287 Physical education combative...........................................288 Physical education dance..................................................289 Physical education intercollegiate......................................291 Physical education theory..................................................293 Physical science.................................................................300 Physics................................................................................300 Plumbing.............................................................................302 Political science..................................................................305 Portuguese.........................................................................306 Psychology.........................................................................307 Real estate..........................................................................146 Respiratory therapy............................................................ 310 Russian............................................................................... 311 Sign language..................................................................... 312 Social science..................................................................... 313 Sociology............................................................................ 314 Spanish............................................................................... 316 Special education............................................................... 318 Speech................................................................................320 Sports medicine/athletic training.......................................322 Steamfitting.........................................................................322 Tagalog...............................................................................326 Transfer studies..................................................................326 Work experience.................................................................327

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Understanding the course descriptions

Understanding the course descriptions

P/NP - The course may only be taken for a pass/no pass grade.

Course descriptions and numbering

SC - Students may choose P/NP grading before the sixth week of the term. If they do not choose pass/no pass grading, a letter grade will be issued. For a course that is offered less than full-term, students must choose the grading method before they have completed 30 percent of the course. For more information, see the College Policies section of this catalog.

The courses listed in our catalog may not be offered every term or every year. Check the schedule of classes for the course offerings for the current term.

Course numbering

Course descriptions with numbers below 100 are not college level (degree applicable) courses and do not apply as credit toward the associate degree. Courses with numbers between 100 and 299 are generally freshman and sophomore level college courses. Students should carefully review each specific course description to ensure that the selected courses will satisfy requirements for transfer, degree or certificate goals.

Prerequisites

When a course description lists a prerequisite, it means that the prerequisite must be successfully completed before the student may enroll in that course. When a course description lists a co-requisite it means that students must be concurrently enrolled in the co-requisite and respective courses. If a student has completed the prerequisite at another college, he or she must request to have an official transcript sent to the Admissions and Records Office before registration. For complete information about prerequisites and corequisites please refer to the “Academic Policy” section of this catalog.

LR - The course may only be taken for a letter grade.

CSU transferable (CSU)

Courses identified with the CSU code at the end of the description are transferable to campuses of the CSU system. However, they may only be transferable as an elective. Students should check with their counselor or the Transfer Center for complete information about the transferability of courses toward meeting general education breadth requirements or major requirements.

UC transferable (UC)

DVC offers many courses that are transferable to all UC campuses. A course must be on the Transfer Course Agreement (TCA) at the time it is taken to be transferable to UC. Courses identified with a UC code at the end of the description are transferable. Lists of UC transferable courses are available at www.assist.org.

Availability of course offerings

The courses listed in the DVC catalog include all of the courses that are currently approved by the college. Every course is not necessarily offered every term.

Recommendations

Students are advised to complete the recommended course or courses before enrolling in the selected course. Recommendations increase the student’s ability to succeed.

Grade codes

The course descriptions in this catalog and in the schedule of classes use codes to identify grading, transferability, and repeatability options. These codes are defined as follows:

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PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Program level student learning outcomes have been developed for each of the three Options for General Education. A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

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Addiction studies

Accounting See Business Accounting - BUSAC

Addiction studies – ADS Diablo Valley College is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses for continuing education credits. All ADS courses can be used. (Provider # CEP 7992). Biological and Health Sciences Division Dennis Smith, Dean Science Center 100 925-685-1230 ext. 2359

Possible career opportunities

Addiction studies students develop an in-depth understanding of the addiction process and how to motivate someone towards positive change. The addiction counseling certificate prepares students for a career as a substance abuse counselor, community services worker, or an addiction/prevention/intervention educator.

Program level student learning outcomes A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

Associate in science degrees Addiction counseling Addiction studies

Certificates of achievement Addiction counseling Addiction studies

Associate in science degree - Addiction counseling

The associate degree program in addiction counseling provides students with the academic preparation needed for employment in the addiction counseling field. Earning this degree may also facilitate the student’s transfer to a fouryear college or university. Students who wish to transfer must consult with program faculty and college counselors to insure that the requirements for transfer to appropriate

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institutions are met. To earn an associate in science degree, students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Some courses may satisfy both major and other graduation requirements, however the units are only counted once. Upon completing this degree, a student may apply for any of the state recognized professional credentials offered by the following organizations: California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE), and the California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR). Each of these credentials has additional testing and/or field practicum hours required, but all of the educational coursework is completed when you finish the addiction counseling program at DVC. major requirements

units

ADS 101 ADS 102 ADS 103* ADS 151* ADS 152* ADS 154* ADS 155 ADS 163 ADS 168* ADS 170 ADS 171* ADS 172*

Introduction to Substance Abuse and Treatment......................................................... 3 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Skills................................................................. 3 Group Process................................................. 2 Ethical and Legal Concerns for Addiction Counselors....................................................... 1.5 Relapse Prevention.......................................... 3 Dual Disorders.................................................. 3 Diverse Communities and Social Services...... 3 Pharmacology and Medical Aspects of Alcohol and Other Drugs................................. 3 Group Leadership............................................ 2 Introduction to Codependency and Family Issues.................................................... 3 ADS Field Work I.............................................. 5.5 ADS Field Work II............................................. 5.5

total minimum required units

37.5

*The above courses have specific prerequisites. See course descriptions for details.

To assist students in planning their schedules, Diablo Valley College has prepared a list of courses to be offered at a minimum each term. This list is subject to change due to fiscal constraints and availability of staff and/or facilities, but it should help you in planning your schedule. By scheduling your classes according to this course sequencing guide, you will be able to finish the major requirements/ certificate of achievement in addiction counseling requirements in two to three years, depending on the number of units you take each term. Verify offerings with college counselors, program faculty, and the online schedule of classes. Students starting the program in a spring or summer term should meet with a counselor or program advisor to plan their schedule.

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Addiction counseling course sequence X= term offered recommended sequence units fall spring summer ADS 101 1st year 3 X X X ADS 102 1st year 3 X ADS 103 2nd year 2 X X ADS 151 1st year 1.5 X ADS 152 2nd year 3 X ADS 154 1st year 3 X ADS 155 2nd year 3 X ADS 163 2nd year 3 X ADS 168 2nd year 2 X X ADS 170 1st year 3 X ADS 171 3rd year 5.5 X X ADS 172 3rd year 5.5 X X

Associate in science degree - Addiction studies

The associate degree program in addiction studies provides students with a broad general education while integrating an in-depth exploration of the skills and knowledge to work with people who have addiction problems. This degree will contribute significantly to those who want to work in occupational fields such as social services, criminal justice, youth services, education, clergy, nursing, and human resources. Earning this degree may also facilitate the student’s transfer to a four-year college or university. Students who wish to transfer must consult with program faculty and college counselors to insure that the requirements for transfer to appropriate institutions are met. Some courses may satisfy both major and other graduation requirements, however the units are only counted once. To earn an associate in science degree, students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C” grade or higher. major requirements

units

ADS 101 ADS 102 ADS 152* ADS 154* ADS 155 ADS 163 ADS 170

Introduction to Substance Abuse and Treatment......................................................... 3 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Skills................................................................. 3 Relapse Prevention.......................................... 3 Dual Disorders.................................................. 3 Diverse Communities and Social Services...... 3 Pharmacology and Medical Aspects of Alcohol and Other Drugs................................. 3 Introduction to Codependency and Family Issues.................................................... 3

total minimum required units

21

To assist students in planning their schedules, Diablo Valley College has prepared a list of courses to be offered each term. This list is subject to change due to fiscal constraints and availability of staff and/or facilities, but it should help you in planning your schedule. By scheduling your classes according to this course sequencing guide, you will be able to finish the major requirements/certificate of achievement in addiction studies requirements in two to three years, depending on the number of units you take each term. Verify offerings with college counselors, program faculty, and the online schedule of classes. Students starting the program in a spring or summer term should meet with a counselor or program advisor to plan their schedule.

Addiction studies course sequence X= term offered recommended sequence ADS 101 1st year ADS 102 1st year ADS 152 2nd year ADS 154 1st year ADS 155 2nd year ADS 163 2nd year ADS 170 1st year

units fall spring summer 3 X X X 3 X 3 X 3 X 3 X 3 X 3 X

Certificate of achievement - Addiction counseling

The addiction counseling certificate provides students with the academic preparation needed for employment in the addiction counseling field. Upon completing this certificate, a student may apply for any of the state recognized professional credentials offered by the following organizations: California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE), and the California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR). Each of these certificates has additional testing and/or field practicum hours required, but all of the educational coursework is completed when you finish the addiction counseling certificate at DVC. To earn a certificate of achievement, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Required courses are primarily available in the evening and late afternoon. Although students may start during any term and progress at their own pace, completion of the certificate will take approximately four terms.

*The above courses have specific prerequisites. See course descriptions for details.

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units

ADS 101 ADS 102 ADS 103* ADS 151* ADS 152* ADS 154* ADS 155 ADS 163 ADS 168* ADS 170 ADS 171* ADS 172*

Introduction to Substance Abuse and Treatment......................................................... 3 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Skills................................................................. 3 Group Process................................................. 2 Ethical and Legal Concerns for Addiction Counselors....................................................... 1.5 Relapse Prevention.......................................... 3 Dual Disorders.................................................. 3 Diverse Communities and Social Services...... 3 Pharmacology and Medical Aspects of Alcohol and Other Drugs................................. 3 Group Leadership............................................ 2 Introduction to Codependency and Family Issues............................................................... 3 ADS Field Work I.............................................. 5.5 ADS Field Work II............................................. 5.5

total minimum required units

37.5

*The above courses have specific prerequisites. See course description for details. For recommended sequence of study, see major requirements for A.S. degree in Addiction Counseling above.

The addiction studies certificate is for students who want a specialized focus in addiction, treatment and recovery but are not preparing to become an addiction counselor. This certificate may be useful for teachers, human services personnel, or community service personnel who want to have a deeper understanding of the addiction process. Important note: Once this certificate is completed, if you choose to continue in the addiction studies program, you may apply these units towards the more in-depth addiction counseling certificate. When a student has enough units to earn either certificate, they need to fill out an “application for a certificate” form during the term in which they will complete the units. This form must be picked up and turned in to the Admissions and Records Office. If the form is not filled out, a student will not receive the certificate from the college even if they have completed all the units. To earn a certificate of achievement, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Required courses are primarily available in the evening and late afternoon. Although students may start during any term and progress at their own pace, completion of the certificate requirements will take a minimum of two terms. ADS 101 ADS 102 ADS 152*

Dual Disorders.................................................. 3 Diverse Communities and Social Services...... 3 Pharmacology and Medical Aspects of Alcohol and Other Drugs................................. 3 Introduction to Codependency and Family Issues............................................................... 3

total minimum required units

21

*The above courses have specific prerequisites. See course description for details. For recommended sequence of study, see major requirements for A.S. degree in Addiction Studies above.

ADS-101 Introduction to Substance Abuse and Treatment 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course provides basic core knowledge and theories about addiction, treatment, and public policy. CSU

ADS-102 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Skills

Certificate of achievement - Addiction studies

required courses

ADS 154* ADS 155 ADS 163 ADS 170

units

Introduction to Substance Abuse and Treatment......................................................... 3 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Skills................................................................. 3 Relapse Prevention.......................................... 3

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3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course provides an overview of motivational interviewing and the stages of change. Essential communication and charting skills needed for working in the substance abuse and chemical dependency field will be explored. CSU

ADS-103

Group Process

2 units SC • 36 hours lecture per term • Prerequisite: ADS 101 or equivalent and ADS 102 or equivalent • Recommended: ADS 151 or equivalent and ADS 170 or equivalent

This course provides an introduction to the dynamics of group interaction in working with people with histories of substance abuse, co-dependence, and other addictive behaviors. Students will gain theoretical understanding of group process and dynamics, experience group membership, and demonstrate their ability to function in a group. CSU

ADS-150 Topics in Addiction Studies .3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

A supplemental course in addiction studies to provide a study of current concepts and problems in addiction studies and related subdivisions. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

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ADS-151 Ethical and Legal Concerns for ADS Paraprofessionals 1.5 units SC • 27 hours lecture per term • Prerequisite: ADS 101 or equivalent; ADS 102 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently)

This course is designed to familiarize ADS paraprofessionals with the legal and ethical issues involved in alcohol/ drug counseling. CSU

ADS-152

Relapse Prevention

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Prerequisite: ADS 101 or equivalent

This course examines the research that describes the progressive and predictable warning signs of relapse in addicts and alcoholics. Students will study and practice the skills and techniques used to develop a relapse prevention program. CSU

ADS-154

Dual Disorders

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Prerequisite: ADS 101 or equivalent

This course addresses the common preexistent or concurrent psychiatric disorders that may surface in the area of substance abuse. The relationships between mental health and substance abuse facilities will be examined. CSU

ADS-155

Diverse Communities and Social Services

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Meets the State Department of Social Services licensing requirement for DDS III, Program and Curriculum Development

This course investigates the impact of health status, lifestyle/behavior patterns and personal and cultural beliefs, on individual and group access to social services. Groups studied will include Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, and Pacific Rim cultures, among others. The course will examine in detail effective strategies for cross and intercultural work in social services, with particular emphasis on addiction prevention, intervention, and treatment services. CSU

ADS-163

Pharmacology and Medical Aspects of Alcohol and Other Drugs

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

ADS-168

Group Leadership

2 units SC • 36 hours lecture per term • Prerequisite: ADS 101 or equivalent; ADS 102 or equivalent; ADS 103 or equivalent • Recommended: ADS 151 or equivalent and ADS 170 or equivalent

This course explores the theory and practice of group facilitation. Students will study and develop the basic observation and communication skills needed for leading support groups. Administrative tasks related to group leadership responsibilities will also be examined. CSU

ADS-170 Introduction to Codependency and Family Issues 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: ADS 101 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course is an examination of biological, psychological, and sociological issues relevant to family functioning, with a focus on chemically dependent families. Included in this is a close examination of codependency and family system variables, such as family structure, communication, and emotional closeness. CSU

ADS-171

ADS-Field Work I

5.5 units SC • 54 hours lecture/144 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: ADS 101 and ADS 102 or equivalents • Note: Formerly a seven unit block consisting of ADS 169, CARER 130, and COOP 170A. It is highly recommended that a student have at least 10 units completed in the addiction studies program before entering the Field Work class.

This is the first clinical course required for the addiction counseling certificate. Students will have the opportunity to work in community clinical settings that serve clients with substance abuse problems. They will gain first-hand experience and develop clinical competency in assessment, treatment planning, group facilitation, record-keeping, and general agency procedures. The course will consist of seminar and clinical experiences. Students will have supervision on-site, and then debrief their experiences with fellow students, sharing the learning as well as the challenges of providing substance abuse services in a community clinic setting. Additionally students will explore possible locations for employment and interviewing skills. They will also develop skills in treatment planning and understanding all the necessary requirements for state and other professional certification. CSU

This course provides an in-depth look at physiological effects and medical consequences of alcohol and other drugs. How drugs are metabolized, their effects on body systems and behavior, the addictive process, and current research are covered. CSU 98

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Administration of justice

ADS-172

ADS-Field Work II

5.5 units SC • 54 hours lecture/144 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: ADS 171 or equivalent • Co-requisite: ADS 151 or equivalent (may be taken previously) • Note: Formerly a seven unit block consisting of ADS 169, CARER 130, and COOP 170A

This is the second clinical course required for the addiction counseling certificate of achievement. Students will have the opportunity to work in community clinical settings that serve clients with substance abuse problems. They will gain first-hand experience and develop clinical competency in group facilitation, case-management, and system approaches to addiction treatment in a community setting. This course will consist of seminar and clinical experiences. Students will have supervision on-site, and then debrief their experiences in class, sharing both the learning and the challenges. Students will also prepare for state certification and employment. CSU

ADS-299

Student Instructional Assistant

.5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor.

Students work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

Administration of justice – ADJUS

pre-law specialization prepares students for further study towards the advanced degree required to become a: lawyer, district attorney, public defender, defense lawyer, prosecutor, judge or bailiff.

Program level student learning outcomes A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

Associate in science degree Administration of justice

Certificate of achievement Administration of justice

Certificates of accomplishment Administration of justice specialist Administration of justice Administration of justice Administration of justice Administration of justice Administration of justice

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Correctional specialist Crime scene investigator Criminal law specialist Juvenile counseling Patrol specialist

Associate in science degree Administration of justice

Students wishing to pursue a career in the field of law enforcement, crime scene investigation, probation, parole, corrections, private security, law, criminal behavior studies, rehabilitation programs or the like should consider this two-year program. All students planning to seek employment with a government or private agency after they graduate should speak with a faculty member of the department in order to review the special requirements of the various agencies. To earn an associate in science degree, students must complete each required course with a “C” grade or higher. Degree requirements can be completed by attending classes in the day, the evening, or both. Some courses may satisfy both major and other graduation requirements; however the units are only counted once.

Social Sciences Division Lyn Krause, Dean Faculty Office 136 925-685-1230 ext. 2518

Possible career opportunities

Law enforcement study prepares students for a career as a: police officer, sheriff, California Highway Patrol Officer (CHP), Federal Bureau of Investigation Agent (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration Agent (DEA), Secret Service Agent, U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Fish and Game Warden, or Customs Agent. Corrections study prepares students for a career as a: correctional officer, parole officer, probation officer, youth counselor, prison warden, or criminologist. A

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ADJUS 120 ADJUS 121 ADJUS 122 ADJUS 124 ADJUS 130 ADJUS 221 ADJUS 284

units

Introduction to the Administration of Justice.......................................................... 3 Criminal Law..................................................... 3 Criminal Procedure.......................................... 3 Elements of Corrections.................................. 3 Police Multicultural Relations........................... 3 Criminal Evidence............................................ 3 Interviewing and Counseling............................ 3

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Administration of justice plus at least 7-9 units from:

ADJUS 125 Report Preparation for Criminal Justice.......... 3 ADJUS 139 Gangs and Threat Groups in America............. 3 ADJUS 203 Physical Evidence and the Crime Laboratory........................................................ 4 ADJUS 222 Criminal Investigation....................................... 3 ADJUS 230 Juvenile Procedures......................................... 3 ADJUS 260 Patrol Procedures............................................ 3 ADJUS 270 Personal Self-Defense and Firearms............... 2 ADJUS 280 Probation and Parole....................................... 3 ADJUS 298 Independent Study........................................... 3

total minimum required units

28

Certificate of achievement - Administration of justice

Students wishing to pursue a career in the field of law enforcement, crime scene investigation, probation, parole, corrections, private security, law, criminal behavior studies, rehabilitation programs or the like should consider this two-year program. All students planning to seek employment with a government or private agency after they graduate should speak with a faculty member of the department in order to review the special requirements of the various agencies. To earn a certificate of achievement, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Certificate requirements can be completed by attending classes in the day, the evening or both. required courses

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ADJUS 120 Introduction to the Administration of Justice.......................................................... 3 ADJUS 121 Criminal Law..................................................... 3 ADJUS 122 Criminal Procedure.......................................... 3 ADJUS 124 Elements of Corrections.................................. 3 ADJUS 130 Police Multicultural Relations........................... 3 ADJUS 221 Criminal Evidence............................................ 3 ADJUS 284 Interviewing and Counseling............................ 3 plus at least 7-9 units from:

ADJUS 125 Report Preparation for Criminal Justice.......... 3 ADJUS 139 Gangs and Threat Groups in America............. 3 ADJUS 203 Physical Evidence and the Crime Laboratory........................................................ 4 ADJUS 222 Criminal Investigation....................................... 3 ADJUS 230 Juvenile Procedures......................................... 3 ADJUS 260 Patrol Procedures............................................ 3 ADJUS 270 Personal Self-Defense and Firearms............... 2 ADJUS 280 Probation and Parole....................................... 3 ADJUS 298 Independent Study........................................... 3

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Certificate of accomplishment Administration of justice - Community relations specialist

This certificate prepares students for entry-level careers either as law enforcement or civilian positions that require a better than average understanding of multicultural issues as they impact the community and the criminal justice system. Anyone contemplating a career in the criminal justice field should consider taking these courses. Citizens active in their community such as teachers, activists, political and social leaders, and members of cultural organizations will find this series of courses an excellent resource in better understanding the issues that impact their communities. To earn a certificate of accomplishment, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Certificate requirements may be completed by a combination of day, evening or weekend courses listed in the Administration of Justice (AJ) Program. Successful completion of the certificate of accomplishment requirements also counts towards the completion of the AJ certificate of achievement. required courses

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ADJUS 120 Introduction to the Administration of Justice.......................................................... 3 ADJUS 130 Police Multicultural Relations........................... 3 ADJUS 139 Gangs and Threat Groups............................... 3 plus at least 3 units from:

ADJUS 280 Probation and Parole....................................... 3 ADJUS 284 Interviewing and Counseling............................ 3

total minimum required units

12

Certificate of accomplishment Administration of justice - Correctional specialist

This certificate prepares students for entry-level careers in corrections such as working in prisons, jails, probation officers, parole agent, and counselors working with adult offenders. Completion of this certificate will greatly improve the opportunity for employment in these fields. To earn a certificate of accomplishment, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Certificate requirements may be completed by a combination of day, evening or weekend courses listed in the Administration of Justice (AJ) Program. Successful completion of the certificate of accomplishment requirements also counts towards the completion of the AJ certificate of achievement. required courses

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ADJUS 120 Introduction to the Administration of Justice.......................................................... 3 ADJUS 124 Elements of Corrections.................................. 3 ADJUS 139 Gangs and Threat Groups............................... 3 ADJUS 284 Interviewing and Counseling............................ 3

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Certificate of accomplishment Administration of justice - Crime scene investigator

This certificate prepares students for entry-level careers as crime scene investigators, criminal analysts, and fingerprint examiners, criminalists in limited areas of expertise, crime scene photographers, private security investigators, and criminal investigators. It also is a basic for those students who wish to pursue advanced careers as criminal profilers or advanced criminalists. Completion of this certificate will greatly improve the opportunity for employment. To earn a certificate of accomplishment, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Certificate requirements may be completed by a combination of day, evening or weekend courses listed in the Administration of Justice (AJ) Program. Successful completion of the certificate of accomplishment requirements also counts towards the completion of the AJ certificate of achievement. required courses

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ADJUS 120 Introduction to the Administration of Justice.......................................................... 3 ADJUS 203 Physical Evidence and the Crime Lab............. 4 ADJUS 222 Criminal Investigation....................................... 3 ADJUS 260 Patrol Procedures............................................ 3

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ADJUS 120 Introduction to the Administration of Justice.. 3 ADJUS 121 Criminal Law..................................................... 3 ADJUS 122 Criminal Procedure.......................................... 3 ADJUS 221 Criminal Evidence............................................ 3 12

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Certificate of accomplishment Administration of justice - Patrol specialist

To earn a certificate of accomplishment, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Certificate requirements may be completed by a combination of day, evening or weekend courses listed in the Administration of Justice (AJ) Program. Successful completion of the certificate of accomplishment requirements also counts towards the completion of the AJ certificate of achievement.

total minimum required units

To earn a certificate of accomplishment, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Certificate requirements may be completed by a combination of day, evening or weekend courses listed in the Administration of Justice (AJ) Program. Successful completion of the certificate of accomplishment requirements also counts towards the completion of the AJ certificate of achievement. ADJUS 120 Introduction to the Administration of Justice.......................................................... 3 ADJUS 124 Elements of Correction.................................... 3 ADJUS 139 Gangs and Threat Groups in America............. 3 ADJUS 230 Juvenile Procedures......................................... 3 ADJUS 284 Interviewing and Counseling............................ 3

This certificate prepares a student for entry-level careers in many areas of the criminal justice system where a basic understanding of statutory and procedural criminal law is necessary. Examples of these positions would be law enforcement officers, lawyers, investigators, correctional personnel and private and corporate security. Anyone choosing a career in the criminal justice field should complete this certificate as a minimum.

This certificate prepares students for entry-level careers working with juvenile offenders, crime prevention, juvenile correctional facilities, and juvenile counseling and rehabilitation programs. Since juveniles commit most crimes, law enforcement officers should have a good understanding of the juvenile justice system. Those persons wishing to work as probation officers or parole officers should strongly consider taking these courses to greatly improve their opportunity for employment.

required courses

Certificate of accomplishment Administration of justice - Criminal law specialist

required courses

Certificate of accomplishment Administration of justice - Juvenile counseling

This certificate prepares students for entry-level careers as law enforcement officers in Federal, State, and local agencies as well as private and corporate security. After completing this certificate, students contemplating enrolling in the POST academies will have a solid foundation that will help to ensure academy success. Students entering private security will have much more training than is required by state law. Completion of this certificate will also give the student a greatly improved opportunity for employment.

To earn a certificate of accomplishment, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Certificate requirements may be completed by a combination of day, evening or weekend courses listed in the Administration of Justice (AJ) Program. Successful completion of the certificate of accomplishment requirements also counts towards the completion of the AJ certificate of achievement. required courses

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ADJUS 120 Introduction to the Administration of Justice.......................................................... 3 ADJUS 125 Report Preparation for Criminal Justice.......... 3 ADJUS 139 Gangs and Threat Groups in America............. 3

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justice system. Emphasis will be placed on changing roles in corrections as practiced by law enforcement, courts, and correctional agencies. CSU

ADJUS-125 Report Preparation for Criminal Justice ADJUS-120 Introduction to the Administration of Justice 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course addresses the history and philosophy of justice as it evolved throughout the world. It addresses in detail: a) the American system of justice and the various subsystems, i.e. the police, the courts, corrections, etc.; b) the roles and interrelationships of criminal justice agencies; c) concepts of crime causations, punishments, and rehabilitation; and d) issues pertaining to ethics, education, and training for participants in the criminal justice system. CSU, UC

ADJUS-121 Criminal Law 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course emphasizes the practical aspects of gathering, organizing, and preparing written reports for law enforcement and correctional activities on local, state, and federal levels. It will cover the techniques of communicating facts, information, and ideas effectively in a simple, clear, and logical manner for various types of criminal justice system reports, letters, memoranda, directives and administrative reports. Students will gain practical experience in note-taking, report writing, and presenting testimony in court. CSU

ADJUS-130 Police Multicultural Relations 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course involves a detailed analysis of: a) the historical development and philosophy of American law; b) statutory law, including classifications, definitions and legality; c) case and constitutional law as it applies to situations and individuals in the justice system; and d) methodology and concepts of law and their role as a social force. The course emphasizes California criminal statutes. CSU, UC

A theoretical and conceptual overview of multicultural concepts and issues, including those related to gender, age, and sexual preference; an application of those concepts and issues to the three public safety disciplines (Law Enforcement, Judiciary, and Corrections); identification of problems related to our increasingly diverse population; and examination of strategies to overcome those problems, particularly in relation to the maintenance of social order. CSU, UC

ADJUS-122 Criminal Procedure

ADJUS-139 Gangs and Threat Groups in America

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course examines in detail the legal processes from pre-arrest, arrest through trial, sentencing and correctional procedures; a review of the history of case and common law; conceptual interpretations of law as reflected in course decisions; a study of case law methodology and case research as the decisions impact upon the procedures of the justice system. California law and procedures are emphasized. CSU

ADJUS-124 Elements of Corrections 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An introduction to major types of criminal behavior, patterns of career offenders, causal factors of crime and delinquency, and methods used in dealing with violators in the

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3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An introduction to modern criminal gangs, their philosophy, history, structure, impact on the community and the criminal justice system. A study of the legal codes and prosecution of gang members. Evaluation of prison gangs and their impact on the community. An examination of treatment programs in the institutions and the community. CSU

ADJUS-203 Physical Evidence and the Crime Laboratory 4 units LR • 54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course is an in-depth analysis and discussion of the nature and significance of various types of physical evidence commonly found at crime scenes. Areas of emphasis include: (1) the use of physical evidence in the forensic setting, (2) types of physical evidence, (3) the identification,

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collection and packaging of physical evidence, (4) principles of crime scene photography, (5) crime scene sketching, (6) evidence collection techniques: casting shoe and tool marks, lifting latent fingerprints and (7) the preservation of trace evidence, i.e. physiological fluids, hair, soil, fibers, glass, etc. This course combines the theoretical concepts associated with use of physical evidence in the forensic setting with student involvement in the processing of simulated crime scenes. The lab component, which will focus on the student applying the principles learned in lectures, will be mandatory. CSU

ADJUS-221 Criminal Evidence 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course covers the origin, development, philosophy and constitutional basis of evidence; procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure, kinds and degrees of evidence and rules governing admissibility; judicial decisions interpreting individual rights and case studies. CSU

ADJUS-222 Criminal Investigation 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

Fundamentals of investigation; crime scene search and recording; collection and preservation of physical evidence; scientific aids; modus operandi; sources of information; interviews and interrogation; follow-up and case preparation. CSU

Organization, functions, and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies, the processing and detention of juveniles; juvenile case disposition; juvenile statutes and court procedures. CSU

Responsibilities, techniques, purpose and methods of police patrol; decision making and judgment of their community effect. CSU

This course was designed for anyone seeking training in the area of personal self-defense and firearms training. Although originally developed for law enforcement personnel re-certification, the course will benefit anyone desiring proficiency with handguns, personal safety and defensive tactics. Experienced law enforcement instructors with many years of teaching and training experience will instruct the course. In addition to moral and legal aspects, as well as safety in the use of side arms and the shotgun, the course will include training in the use of pepper spray and mace. Training in the use of electronic stun guns will also be available as part of this course. CSU

ADJUS-280 Probation and Parole 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An introduction to probation and parole, its philosophy, history, legal mandates, relations to courts, basic procedures and common treatment approaches. A study of legal codes affecting probation and parole; evaluation of the prison system and inmate community; parole supervision and examination of the success of a contemporary prison and parole system. Specific emphasis will be on California’s probation, institutions and parole system. CSU

3 units LR • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

3 units LR • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

3 units LR • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 18 hour lecture/54 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Requires ability to participate in vigorous physical activity. Persons with any felony conviction may not take this course.

ADJUS-284 Interviewing and Counseling

ADJUS-230 Juvenile Procedures

ADJUS-260 Patrol Procedures

ADJUS-270 Personal Self Defense and Firearms

An introduction to the concepts and techniques of communication, casework and counseling as utilized by practitioners in the administration of justice field. Students will review the interview and interrogation process as applicable to the social work function in policing and corrections. A basic course for students planning to enter or for those already employed within the administration of justice field. CSU

ADJUS-298 Independent Study .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Prerequisite: Submission of acceptable educational contract to department and Instruction Office; topics must extend study beyond courses offered.

An opportunity for students to pursue special interests under direction of faculty. CSU

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ADJUS-299 Student Instructional Assistant .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor.

Students work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY technologies – AET See- Energy Systems - ENSYS

ANTHR-120 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion in the Americas 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

A cross-cultural, multicultural examination of the forms and functions of supernatural belief systems and associated rituals that have developed in various societies in the Americas. Basic ethnographic and archaeological concepts and methodologies will be introduced and applied to the assessment and analysis of selected New World cultural/religious traditions. Emphasis will be placed on understanding religious belief systems within their given social contexts. The course will also provide a comparative assessment of the major prehistoric and historic social and religious patterns that developed in the Americas, and will include a cross-cultural comparison of the social and religious traditions that developed within various Native American, African American, Latino/Hispanic American, and Euro-American communities in order to illustrate major systems types and to provide insight into the general functions of religious belief and ritual in human life. CSU, UC

ANTHR-125 Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory

Anthropology – ANTHR

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

Social Sciences Division Lyn Krause, Dean Faculty Office 136 925-685-1230 ext. 2518

Possible career opportunities

Anthropology is a basic component for careers like anthropologist, anthropology instructor, museum curator, population analyst, urban planner, social services consultation, and environmental impact analyst. Most career options require more than two years of college study.

ANTHR-115 Primate Evolution and Adaptation 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An introduction to the biology, behavior, ecology, and evolutionary history of the primate order. Emphasis will be given to the following topics: 1) evolutionary theory; 2) mammalian biology, anatomy, and osteology; 3) primate behavior, ecology, and biogeography; 4) primate evolutionary history; 5) fossil man. CSU, UC

An introduction to archaeological methods and the study of prehistory. Course will deal with field work techniques, the classification and interpretation of artifacts, theory in archaeology and prehistory, and will introduce students to the key developments in the study of human prehistory. Emphasis will be given to the study of the prehistoric inhabitants of the San Francisco Bay Region. CSU, UC

ANTHR-126 Introduction to Archaeological Field Methods 3 units SC • 18 hours lecture/108 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ANTHR 125 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course provides training in surface survey, mapping, scientific excavation, classification and analysis of excavated material, writing interpretive reports, and preparation of museum exhibits. Aspects emphasized will depend on available archaeological opportunities in the Bay Area. A significant portion of class time will be in the field. CSU

ANTHR-130 Cultural Anthropology 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

A survey of culture as a basic aspect of the human adaptation. Topics include the concept of culture, human cultural

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development, processes of enculturation, language, and the patterns and principles of ethnographic research. CSU, UC

ANTHR-155 Topics in Anthropology

ANTHR-135 Native Americans

An in-depth study of selected topics, issues, and problems related to anthropological aspects of human behavior. The topic to be offered in a particular term is indicated in the current class schedule. CSU

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

A survey of the Native American cultures that developed in North America. The course also explores the effects of European contact, conquest, colonization, United States expansion, acculturation, U.S. Government policies, wars and treaties, and reservation life of Native Americans, as well as the past and present roles of Native Americans in U.S. society. CSU, UC

ANTHR-298 Independent Study .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Prerequisite: Submission of acceptable educational contract to department and Instruction Office; topics must extend study beyond courses offered.

An opportunity for advanced students to pursue special interests under the direction of the faculty. CSU

ANTHR-140 Physical Anthropology 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

The physical nature of man including evolution, fossil man, race, and differences. The relationships between human biology and cultural development will receive special emphasis. CSU, UC

ANTHR-141L Physical Anthropology Lab 1 unit SC • 54 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: ANTHR 115 or equivalent or ANTHR 140 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently) • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An introductory laboratory course in which scientific methodology is taught and used to explore/experiment with topics found in introductory physical anthropology and primate evolution courses. Topics will include: paleontology, hands-on study of fossils, Mendelian and population genetics, human variability, forensics, medical anthropology, epidemiology, non-human primates, primate dental and skeletal anatomy, paleoprimatology, paleoanthropology, hominid dietary patterns, the study of hominids as bio-culturally adapted animals, and a survey of general methodologies utilized in physical anthropological research. Field trips may be included. CSU, UC

ANTHR-150 Foundations of Mesoamerican Civilizations 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or the equivalent

An introduction to the study of the various civilizations which developed in Mesoamerica prior to European contact. Emphasis will be on the development of the Maya and Aztec civilizations through an examination of Mesoamerican cultures from the earliest hunting levels through the Formative, Classic, Post-Classic, Spanish Conquest, and early Colonial Periods. CSU, UC Diablo Valley College

.3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

ANTHR-299 Student Instructional Assistant .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor.

Students work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

Arabic – ARABC Applied and Fine Arts Division Michael Almaguer, Dean Humanities Building 112 and 113 925-685-1230 ext. 2312

ARABC-120 First Term Arabic 5 units SC • 90 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term

This is a beginning level language course in Modern Standard Arabic. The course will be proficiency based, covering all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Considerable emphasis will be placed on active use of the language both in class and in daily homework assignments. The class introduces students to the basic phonology and script of the Arabic alphabet, as well

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as aspects of the sociolinguistics of Arab culture. Students will practice writing the letters in sequence while developing comprehension skills. CSU, UC

ARABC-121 Second Term Arabic 5 units SC • 90 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ARABC 120 or equivalent

This is the second level language course in Modern Standard Arabic. This course is designed to build upon skills in reading and writing developed in ARABC 120. Students will gain increased vocabulary and a greater understanding of more complex grammatical structures. They will be able to approach prose, fiction, and non-fiction written in the language. Students will also increase their proficiency in Arabic script and sound system, widen their working vocabulary, learn key grammatical points, and practice conversation and dictation. Students deliver oral presentations and write academic papers in Arabic. A variety of Arabic texts covering many subjects of interest such as literature, classical writing, poetry, media reports, and news will be introduced. CSU, UC

ARABC-150 Topics in Arabic .3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

A supplemental course in Arabic to provide a study of current concepts and problems in Arabic and related subdivisions. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

Architecture – ARCHI Physical Sciences and Engineering Division Dennis Smith, Dean Physical Science Building 263 925-685-1230 ext. 2359

Possible career opportunities

Students are provided with a strong background in spatial composition, design theory, and production methods that prepare them for employment as an architectural technician. Many general courses in the architecture program offer education in areas that are also applicable to an entrylevel internship position performing manual or computeraided drafting, furniture or cabinet design, or architectural rendering and illustration.

Program level student learning outcomes A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

Associate in science degrees Architecture design Architecture technology

Certificate of achievement Architecture technology

ARABC-299 Student Instructional Assistant .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor.

Students work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

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Associate in science degree - Architecture design

Students in the architectural design program will develop the necessary skills to analyze, modify or create architectural space and the abilities to present their ideas in graphic form using a variety of media. The program emphasizes spatial and architectural theories relating to design, architectural history, and methods of graphic composition and presentation. The DVC Architecture Design major is intended for transfer. Students who intend to transfer must consult with a program advisor or counselor to ensure that the requirements for transfer to four-year institutions of their choice are met. Students who intend to transfer are advised to select General Education Option 2 (IGETC) or Option 3 (CSU Breadth). Option 1 (DVC General Education) is not generally advised.

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To earn an associate in science degree with a major in architecture design, students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a grade of “C” or higher, maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and complete all graduation requirements as listed in the catalog. Many upper level architecture degree programs require specific physics, math and general education preparation. Please consult the transfer institution for required courses. Some courses may satisfy both major and other graduation requirements; however the units are only counted once. major requirements

units

ARCHI 120 Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design...................................... 3 ARCHI 121 Architectural Design I....................................... 4 ARCHI 130 Architectural Graphics I................................... 3 ARCHI 131 Architectural Graphics II.................................. 4 ARCHI 135 Digital Tools for Architecture............................ 4 ARCHI 220 Architectural Design II...................................... 3 ARCHI 221 Architectural Design III..................................... 3 ARCHI 222 Architectural Practice and Working Drawings I......................................................... 3 CONST 144 Materials of Construction................................. 3

major requirements

units

ARCHI 120 Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design...................................... 3 ARCHI 126 Computer Aided Design and Drafting AutoCAD........................................................... 4 ARCHI 130 Architectural Graphics I................................... 3 ARCHI 222 Architectural Practice and Working Drawings I......................................................... 3 CONST 124 Construction Details and Specifications......... 3 CONST 135 Construction Processes (Residential)............. 4 CONST 144 Materials of Construction................................. 3 plus at least 6 units from:

ARCHI 131 Architectural Graphics II.................................. 4 CONST 116 Plane Surveying................................................ 3 CONST 181 Building Code Interpretation: Non Structural.................................................. 3 CONST 183 Title 24: Energy Conservation Codes.............. 3 COOP 170A Internship in Occupational Work Experience Education..................................................... 2-3 ENGIN 226 Computer Aided Drafting Design, Advanced Concepts - AutoCAD....................................... 4

plus at least 3 units from:

ARCHI 105 ARCHI 156 ARCHI 157 ARCHI 160

Architectural Assembly and Fabrication.............67 History of World Architecture: Early Civilizations to Middle Ages............................. 3 History of World Architecture: Middle Ages to 18th Century..................................................... 3 History of American Architecture..................... 3

total minimum required units

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recommended elective:

ARCHI 207 Environmental Control Systems...................... 3

Associate in science degree Architecture technology

The DVC architecture technology degree program offers students the opportunity to earn an associate in science degree in architecture technology, which prepares students for a career as an architectural intern, draftsman or designer. As an architecture technology student, students gain an in-depth understanding of the requirements and skills necessary for employment in an architect’s office. Architectural interns, draftsmen or designers prepare technical and presentation drawings, draft copies of specifications and cost estimates, revise plans, trace details from various sources, operate printing machines, and assemble prints and other documents for projects. Graduates with these skills are also employed by landscape architects, industrial designers, interior designers, and engineers. To earn an associate in science with a major in architecture technology, students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C” or higher and maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in the coursework required for the major. Some courses may satisfy both

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Certificate of achievement Architecture technology

This program offers students the opportunity to earn a certificate of achievement in architecture technology, which prepares students for a career as an architectural intern, draftsman or designer. As an architecture technology student, students gain an in-depth understanding of the requirements and skills necessary for employment in an architect’s office. Architectural interns, draftsmen or designers prepare technical and presentation drawings, draft copies of specifications and cost estimates, revise plans, trace details from various sources, operate printing machines, and assemble prints and other documents for projects. Graduates with these skills are also employed by landscape architects, industrial designers, and engineers. To earn a certificate of achievement, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Required courses are available in the day, and some are also offered in the evening. required courses

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ARCHI 120 Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design...................................... 3 ARCHI 130 Architectural Graphics I................................... 3 ARCHI 222 Architectural Practice and Working Drawings I......................................................... 3 ARCHI 126 Computer Aided Design and Drafting AutoCAD . ........................................................ 4 CONST 124 Construction Details and Specifications......... 3 CONST 135 Construction Processes (Residential)............. 4 CONST 144 Materials of Construction................................. 3

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Architecture plus at least 6 units from:

ARCHI 160 History of American Architecture..................... 3 CONST 116 Plane Surveying................................................ 3 CONST 181 Building Code Interpretation: Non Structural.................................................. 3 CONST 183 Title 24: Energy Conservation Codes.............. 3 COOP 170A Internship in Occupational Work Experience Education..................................................... 2-3 ENGIN 226 Computer Aided Drafting Design, Advanced Concepts - AutoCAD....................................... 4

total minimum required units

29

ARCHI-105 Architectural Assembly and Fabrication .67 unit SC • 36 hours laboratory per term

Course covering methods of fabrication for architectural projects in metal, wood, plastic and other materials. Introduction to shop safety, machine and tool operation and small scale design and construction. CSU

ARCHI-119 Introduction to Technical Drawing 3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Note: Same as ENGIN 119. For students with no previous drafting experience. Credit by examination option available.

Introduction to the use of technical drawing tools, technical lettering and line work, geometric construction, sketching and shape description, orthographic projection, dimensioning, section views, auxiliary views and pictorials. Introduction to the use of computers to produce technical drawings. CSU

ARCHI-120 Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design 3 units LR • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term

Introduction to the professional field of architecture, architectural design and planning. Investigation and evaluation of the architectural environment with identification and utilization of a creative design process. Study of the use of line, shape, form, texture, light, color, scale, and structure in relation to the creation of architectural space. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

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ARCHI-121 Architecture Design I 4 units SC • 54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: ARCHI 120 or equivalent and ARCHI 130 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

First level studio design class in architectural design. Course focuses on development of fundamental design skills and spatial theory. Exploration of concepts related to site planning and site analysis, spatial qualities of architecture, movement through architectonic space, material qualities, and precedent studies. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

ARCHI-126 Computer Aided Design and Drafting AutoCAD 4 units SC • May be repeated once • 54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: ARCHI 119 or ENGIN 119 or equivalent • Note: Same as ENGIN 126. May be repeated once when software changes. Credit by examination option available.

Introductory course covering the computer application AutoCAD as it relates to the creation of technical drawings. Course covers two dimensional computer aided drafting of objects in orthographic projection. Hands-on training utilizing a comprehensive overview of the software package and its applications in architectural drafting is stressed. Students are recommended to have a basic knowledge of technical drawing. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

ARCHI-130 Architectural Graphics I 3 units LR • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ARCHI 119 or ENGIN 119 or equivalent

An introduction to architectural graphics related to projection systems, the representation of architectural forms, rendering and shadow casting. Course covers a series of lectures on the history of architectural rendering, methods of graphic representation used by architects, and assignments introducing problem solving in orthographic and pictorial projection and drawing, architectural lettering, shades and shadows and color rendering techniques. Emphasis on mechanical drafting with pencil and beginning introduction to other art media. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

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ARCHI-131 Architectural Graphics II 4 units SC • 54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Prerequisite: ARCHI 130 or equivalent

Advanced exploration of drawing techniques utilizing freehand and mechanical drawing methods of representation. Emphasis on perspective drawing, shade and tone, color theory, and the mental ordering processes involved in accurately representing the built environment. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

ARCHI-156 History of World Architecture: Early Civilizations to Middle Ages 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: ARCHI 156, 157 and 158 may be taken in any order

ARCHI-132 Architectural Graphics III 4 units SC • 36 hours lecture/108 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: ARCHI 131 or equivalent

Advanced exploration of drawing and rendering techniques utilizing freehand drawing, mechanical drawing and contemporary methods of representation. Emphasis on perspective drawing, shade and tone, color in architectural renderings, and advanced representation of materials, textures and landscape elements. Course covers advanced topics in the use of mixed media, presentation formats, layout and composition in relation to architectural rendering. CSU

ARCHI-135 Digital Tools for Architecture 4 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term

An introduction to the use of computers in architectural design and representation. Course covers topics in presentation graphics, digital modeling and digital portfolio design. Students will be introduced to a variety of software packages for graphic presentations and design, web authoring and publication, and three dimensional modeling. CSU

ARCHI-150 Topics in Architecture .3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

A supplemental course in architecture to provide a study of current concepts and problems in architecture. Specific topics to be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

ARCHI-155 History of Architecture: Europe and the World

Architecture and urbanism from prehistory to the Middle Ages. Social, cultural, and physical conditions that influenced the built environment in the Mediterranean region, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Pre-Columbian Americas. Topics include early megalithic tombs and structures, Native American dwellings, architecture of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia and the Middle East, early civilizations of the Aegean, temples and cities of Greece, architecture and engineering of Rome, and early medieval structures after the fall of Rome. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

ARCHI-157 History of Architecture: Middle Ages to 18th Century 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: ARCHI 156, 157 and 158 may be taken in any order

World architecture and urbanism from the Middle Ages until the end of the 18th century. Exploration of social, cultural, and physical conditions that influence the built environment of Europe, Asia and the Colonial Americas. Course covers the development of the Gothic cathedral, art and architecture of the Renaissance, Baroque design in Europe, architecture of Japan, China and India, historic buildings in Colonial America, and architectural developments in Europe during the 18th century including Romanticism and later Greek and Gothic revival movements. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

ARCHI-158 History of World Architecture: 18th Century to Present

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

A comprehensive architectural history course emphasizing the development of architectural movements from ancient civilizations to the present. Course discusses architectural building types in relation to their geographic and cultural context. Topics covered include architecture of early settlements and civilizations, megalithic monuments, and Egyptian, Greek and Roman architecture, as well as a hisDiablo Valley College

tory of architecture during the Middle Ages, including Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic movements in design. Course concludes with architectural developments during the Renaissance and later design developments in relation to technology, industrialization and the social and cultural context of the twentieth century, including architecture of the Modernist Movement and Deconstructivism. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: ARCHI 156, 157 and 158 may be taken in any order

Architecture and urbanism of the modern world, from the 18th century to the present. Exploration of social, cultural, and physical conditions influencing the built environment

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of Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Course covers American architectural contributions of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Chicago School of Architecture, Art Nouveau and the work of Gaudi with in depth discussion of the influence of industrialization in architecture as well as topics in Russian Constructivism, 20th Century Modernism, Post-modernism and Deconstructivism. CSU

ARCHI-160 History of American Architecture 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

A survey of American architectural history from Native American dwellings to the present, utilizing lectures, slides, and field trips. Course covers the architectural influence of immigrant groups from multiple cultural and ethnic backgrounds as well as the influences of architectural design movements through the course of history. Topics covered include Native American dwellings, early Colonial houses and structures, the Georgian and Federal Styles, the planning of Washington DC, Greek, Gothic and other European Revival movements in the United States, as well as the development of the high rise in major metropolitan areas such as Chicago and New York. Material related to the lives and work of noted architects such as Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck are presented in relation to their social, political and economic contexts. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC-see counselor)

ARCHI-207 Environmental Control Systems 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: MATH 110 or equivalent

Course covering the use of environmental control systems in buildings, including heating, cooling and ventilation. Topics include the use of passive solar techniques, cross and stack ventilation, daylighting methods and an introduction to mechanical systems for environmental control in buildings. Emphasis on green building technology and sustainable practices in design of environmental control systems. CSU

ARCHI-220 Architectural Design II 3 units LR • 36 hours lecture/108 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: ARCHI 121 and 130 or equivalent

Second level studio design class continuing the study of architectural design. Course focuses on development of fundamental design skills utilizing concepts related to site planning and site analysis, spatial qualities of architecture and movement through architectonic space. Continuing investigation of topics in material qualities, general methods of assembly and construction, and human factors in design. Methods of presentation and design development include drawing, model making and architectural reviews and critiques. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor) 110

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ARCHI-221 Architectural Design III 3 units LR • 36 hours lecture/108 hours laboratory hours per term • Prerequisite: ARCHI 220 or equivalent

Third level studio design class continuing the study of architectural design. Course focuses on development of applying fundamental design skills and spatial theories to design projects of greater architectural complexity. Projects will incorporate the use of concepts of site planning, structural systems and circulation through space into a variety of design problems. Projects will also explore concepts in human, cultural, historical and advanced structural and circulation systems in architectural design. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

ARCHI-222 Architectural Practice and Working Drawings I 3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ARCHI 130 or equivalent

Course covers the methods and processes for the interpretation and creation of architectural working drawings and specifications. Topics covered include schematic design, design development, assembly and graphic representation of building elements and the creation of architectural drawings and construction documents. Site plans, foundations, framing systems, bearing walls, structural frames, electrical and mechanical systems in addition to details and cladding systems for floors, walls and roofs are included in course curriculum. Discussion of the CSI format and use of reference material such as local planning ordinances, building codes, architectural graphic standards, and information published by building product manufacturers are included in course curriculum. Students are introduced to the design review process, standards of practice and graphic representation, and the role of the architect, client and local governing agencies. CSU

ARCHI-223 Architectural Practice and Working Drawings II 3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ARCHI 222 or equivalent

Preparation and interpretation of architectural working drawings and specifications, with emphasis on heavy timber, concrete, masonry, and steel construction. Use of reference material such as local planning ordinances, building codes, architectural graphic standards, and information published by building product manufacturers. CSU

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ARCHI-226 Computer Aided Drafting Design, Advanced Concepts - AutoCAD 4 units SC • May be repeated once • 54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: ARCHI 126 or ENGIN 126 or equivalent • Note: Same as ENGIN 226

Course is designed for students with previous knowledge and experience in using AutoCAD. Course covers (1) surface/wireframe and solid modeling features of AutoCAD for 3-dimensional modeling and photo realistic rendering, (2) customization and optimal application of AutoCAD and (3) utility options for presentation purposes and project management. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

muralist, and jeweler. Some careers requiring an education beyond the associate degree include: art critic, art dealer, educator, historian, arts administrator, advertising specialist, computer graphics illustrator, display designer, gallery director, and visual information specialist.

ART-105 Introduction to Drawing, Color, and Two Dimensional Design 3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent • Note: ART 105A and 105B combined are equal to ART 105

Presentation of drawing concepts and techniques, perspective, as well as color theory fundamentals, with emphasis on design principles and composition. CSU, UC

ARCHI-298 Independent Study .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Submission of acceptable educational contract to department and Instruction Office; topics must extend beyond courses offered.

ART-105A Introduction to Drawing 1.5 units SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent • Note: ART 105A is equivalent to the first half of ART 105. ART 105A and 105B may be taken in reverse order. • Formerly ART 100

An opportunity for advanced students to study special interests under the direction of faculty. CSU

ARCHI-299 Student Instructional Assistant .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor.

Presentation of fundamentals of drawing and composition and the basic application thereof. CSU, UC

Students work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

ART-105B Introduction to Color 1.5 units SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent • Note: ART 105B is equivalent to the second half of ART 105. ART 105A and 105B may be taken in reverse order. • Formerly ART 101

Presentation of the fundamentals of color theory, color function, and color application. CSU, UC

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Career options include professions engaged in creating works of art as an artist, painter, sculptor, ceramist, engraver, printmaker, metal smith, illustrator, designer, Diablo Valley College

ART-106

Drawing and Composition

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

An exploration of drawing concepts, descriptive drawing, and logical form rendering with an emphasis on stylistic development. Students will explore additional color media such as pastel and Prismacolor pencils. CSU, UC

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ART-106A

Drawing and Composition: Controlled

1.5 units SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105A or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent • Note: ART 106A is the first half of ART 106

Techniques of drawing including descriptive drawing and creative composition through the employment of traditional drawing media with an emphasis on graphite, charcoal, and conte. CSU, UC

ART-106B

Drawing and Composition: Expressive

1.5 units SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105A or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent • Note: ART 106B is the second half of ART 106

Techniques of drawing, descriptive drawing, and creative composition through the employment of traditional drawing media. May explore additional color media, such as pastel and Prismacolor pencils. CSU, UC

ART-107

Figure Drawing I

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105 or ART 106 or equivalents; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

Drawing from the human figure with emphasis on the traditional drawing media of pencil, charcoal, and ink. CSU, UC

ART-108

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105 or equivalent

An introduction to various printmaking techniques: Monotype, Collagraph, Dry Point, Linoleum Cut. CSU, UC

ART-111

Printmaking: Etching

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105 or equivalent

The study of intaglio printmaking: line etching, aquatint, deepbite, multiple color plates, and chine colle. Projects and discussions develop students’ understanding of how images can communicate our experience and imagination. CSU, UC

ART-120

Watercolor I

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent • Note: ART 120A and 120B combined are equivalent to ART 120

A study of the materials and techniques of watercolor painting with emphasis on learning techniques, problem solving, concept development, and skills demonstration. CSU, UC

ART-120A Introduction to Watercolor

Figure Drawing II

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105 or ART 106 or equivalent and ART 107 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

Drawing from the human figure. Emphasis on mixed media: pastels, gouache, and watercolor. CSU, UC

ART-109

ART-110 Introduction to Printmaking

Printmaking: Monotype

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105 or equivalent, or ART 106 or equivalent

An exploration of monotype (single image) processes utilizing a painterly approach to printmaking. Emphasis on traditional and contemporary methods. CSU, UC

1.5 units SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent • Note: ART 120A is equivalent to the first half of ART 120. ART 120A and 120B may be taken in reverse order. • Formerly ART 102

Emphasis on the study of beginning techniques and materials of watercolor painting. CSU, UC

ART-120B

Watercolor Workshop

1.5 units SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 120A or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent • Note: ART 120B is equivalent to the second half of ART 120; and ART 120A and 120B combined are equal to ART 120 • Formerly ART 103

Emphasis on problem solving concept, development, and skill demonstration in watercolor. CSU, UC

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ART-121

Watercolor II

ART-127 Oil/Acrylic Painting II

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 120 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105 or equivalent, ART 125, and 126 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

A continuation of watercolor skill development, with an emphasis on compositional components and painting concepts. CSU, UC

ART-125

This course is an intermediate level painting class. This course provides students with painting projects designed to further enhance techniques, technical skills, and problem solving abilities. CSU, UC

Color Theory and its Application to 2-D Media

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105 or equivalent and ART 126 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

The study, practice, and analysis of color theory as it affects formal and conceptual elements in 2-D media. A variety of painting mediums will be used, as well as electronic media. CSU, UC

ART-126 Oil/Acrylic Painting I

ART-128

A course designed to develop the artist’s imagination. Presentations of ideas and themes of historic and contemporary painting concerns will be made, with emphasis on the conceptualization of imagery. CSU, UC

ART-129

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent • Note: ART 126A and ART 126B combined are equivalent to ART 126

Symbols and Visions

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105 or equivalent, ART 125, ART 126 or equivalent, and ART 127 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

Advanced Painting

3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105, ART 125, ART 126, ART 127, and ART 128 or equivalents; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

This course is an advanced level painting class. Approaches to painting issues concerning subject matter, composition, and expression will be studied. This course is designed to develop the artist’s portfolio with a cohesive and thematic series of paintings. CSU, UC

A study of the materials and techniques of oil and acrylic painting for the beginning student. CSU, UC

ART-126A Introduction to Oil/Acrylic Painting A 1.5 units SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent • Note: ART 126A is equivalent to the first half of ART 126

ART-135

Art Gallery/Museum Management

3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

Course designed for the student who has had no experience with oil/acrylic painting. The emphasis of the class is on basic painting techniques. Specific assignments are designed to enable students to achieve basic goals. CSU, UC

ART-126B Introduction to Oil/Acrylic Painting B 1.5 units SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105 or equivalent; ART 126A or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent • Note: ART 126B is equivalent to the second half of ART 126

A study of the skills, theories, and practices necessary to prepare works of art for public display and their practical application in the DVC Art Gallery. Matting, framing, exhibition design, conservation, advertising, and legal issues will be addressed. Students will develop professional skills needed to interact within art and related business environments. Off-campus professional internships may be possible upon completing this class. CSU

This course deals with painting as a means of communication and the practical study of established styles and techniques. Emphasis will be upon traditional materials and techniques including direct and indirect methods. CSU, UC Diablo Valley College

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ART-140 Introduction to Sculpture and 3-D Design 3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

A hands-on introduction to the basic elements of threedimensional design and sculpture. Students comprehend form, volume, and spatial relationships through hands on projects in a variety of media. Students also survey the history of 20th century sculpture as a basis for exploring and understanding three-dimensional design fundamentals. CSU, UC

ART-141

Sculpture I

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 140 or equivalent

ART-144

Metal Casting Techniques I

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 140 or equivalent

This course introduces various aspects of metal sculpture using casting techniques. Moldmaking techniques for castings in bronze, aluminum, and iron are introduced. An indepth study of traditional and contemporary metal sculpture processes with an emphasis on 3-D design quality are established. CSU

ART-145

Metal Casting Techniques II

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 140 or equivalent and ART 144 or equivalent

As a continuation of ART 140, this course consists of hands on projects that guide students through processes and principles of three dimensional design. Students develop a conceptual dialogue with the instructor, and create a portfolio of sculptural work. CSU, UC

This course expands on foundry casting skills with emphasis on more complex casting problems. The casting process for aluminum, bronze, and iron will be thoroughly explored. Advanced mold-making techniques in resin-bonded sand molds, green sand, and burnout investment molds, and shell molds are covered. Emphasis added to sustainable studio practice and design concerns. CSU

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ART-146

Metal Art I

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 140 or equivalent

This course is a comprehensive introduction to various metal sculpture processes. This course applies moldmaking techniques for casting bronze, aluminum, and iron objects, as well as basic welded sculpture. Emphasis will be on 3-D design quality and process. CSU

ART-143

Metal Art II

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 140 or equivalent and ART 142 or equivalent

A continuation of various aspects of metal arts. Advanced techniques in metal casting of bronze, aluminum, and iron are explored, as well as the fabrication of steel sculpture using the forge and welding. Emphasis will be on advanced design and technique with research in the history of traditional and contemporary metal sculpture. CSU

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Metalsmithing and Jewelry I

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 140 or equivalent

This is a beginning course providing skills in basic jewelry and metalsmithing design and hands-on processes. The studio course work includes the techniques of soldering, cutting, stone setting, bezel work, rolling, chain making, metal forming, and metal finishing. The course further provides a foundation in traditional and contemporary jewelry design and aesthetic forms. CSU

ART-147

Metalsmithing and Jewelry II

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 146 or equivalent

This is an advanced metalsmithing/jewelry course with emphasis on hands-on processes. It provides further exploration of traditional and contemporary metalsmithing design and aesthetics. Students participate in discussions of career paths, gallery affiliations, exhibitions and competitions, object photography, and portfolio preparation. A variety of techniques such as advanced chainmaking, advanced stone setting, anticlastic and synclastic forming and raising, chasing, repousse, moldmaking, alternative casting, Mokume Gane, and reticulation are introduced along with emphasis of individual design and concept. CSU

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ART-150 Topics in Studio Art

ART-155 The Art of Ceramic Sculpture

.3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory by arrangement • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This is a supplemental course in studio art topics to provide a study of current concepts and problems in studio art. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

ART-152

Wheel Thrown Ceramic Art

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

ART-156

Students will explore the history of ceramic art which every civilization has used to record, innovate and advance human achievement. In this course students will examine various western and non western cultures, learn the fundamentals of three-dimensional design and develop a vocabulary of aesthetic terms and theories for both critical discussion and creative application utilizing the potter’s wheel. CSU, UC

ART-153

Students will explore the art history of ceramic art which every civilization has used to record, innovate and advance human achievement. In this course students will examine various western and non-western cultures, learn the fundamentals of three-dimensional design and develop a vocabulary of aesthetic terms and theories for both critical discussion and creative application producing ceramic sculpture. CSU, UC

Figurative Ceramic Art

3 units SC • May be repeated two times • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

Students will analyze both contemporary and historical art, and reference different aesthetics to construct original figurative ceramic work. In addition, they will utilize the fundamentals and aesthetics of three-dimensional design to plan, construct, and discuss original work made in class. CSU, UC

Wheel-Thrown Ceramic Art II

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 152 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

ART-160 Black and White Photography I 3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Students supply 35mm single lens reflex camera

Through the examination of historical and contemporary ceramic genres and the development of advanced technical skills, students will construct complex, wheel-thrown forms. The fundamentals of three-dimensional design will be used to develop a personal aesthetic, and also to guide critique of finished forms. CSU, UC

An introductory photography class that offers students a working knowledge of the basics of traditional black and white darkroom photography including history, theory and practice. This course will emphasize the technical aspects of black and white photography. Students will also explore the historical context of art and photography. Class critiques will be used to analyze and discuss photographic images. CSU, UC

ART-154 Hand-Built Ceramic Art 3 units SC • May be repeated two times • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

ART-161 Black and White Photography II

Students will analyze both contemporary and historical art, and reference different aesthetics to construct original hand-built ceramic work. In addition, they will utilize the fundamentals and aesthetics of three-dimensional design to plan, construct, and discuss original work made in class. CSU, UC

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3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 160 or equivalent • Note: Students supply their own working roll-film camera with manual exposure controls and a lightmeter (either hand held or built into the camera)

Students who have completed this course will demonstrate an intermediate-level knowledge of the materials and techniques used in black and white photography. The course will concentrate on the specific controls of the exposure process, the multiple characteristics of a variety of films and papers, and how to combine the results of different decisions in photography to best realize students’ artistic visions. CSU, UC

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ART-162 Black and White Photography III 3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 161 or equivalent • Note: Students supply their own working roll-film camera with manual exposure controls and a lightmeter (either hand held or on camera)

Students who have completed this course will demonstrate an advanced level of the materials and techniques of black and white photography. Advanced portfolio development and photographic practices will be emphasized. Discussion and critique will be informed by the history of photography and an examination of contemporary art practices. CSU

ART-163

Documentary Photography

3 units SC • May be repeated three times • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 160 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent • Note: Students supply cameras

Intermediate level course in which students participate in field trips, in-class lectures, demonstrations, critiques, and studio time in order to develop their own documentary photo essays. The main emphasis will be on documentary photography, its definition, historical precedents, and image making. This course is appropriate for students in art, journalism, and communication. CSU

ART-250

Projects in Art

.3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

A supplemental course in art to provide a study of current concepts and problems in art. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

ART-265

Advanced Photography Workshop

3 units SC • May be repeated three times • 18 hours lecture/90 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 160 or equivalent • Note: Exploration of digital and darkroom practices encouraged

This course is designed to refine the aesthetic vision and visual literacy of the experienced photographer by offering a structured environment to cultivate an individual’s point of view. Students will define and develop an individual project based on their aesthetic concerns. CSU

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ART-298 Independent Study .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Submission of acceptable educational contract to department and Instruction Office; topics must extend study beyond courses offered.

An opportunity for advanced students to study special interests under the direction of the faculty. CSU

ART-299

Student Instructional Assistant

.5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor.

Students work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

Art digital media – ARTDM Applied and Fine Arts Division Michael Almaguer, Dean Humanities Building 112 and 113 925-685-1230 ext. 2312

Possible career opportunities

Digital media or graphic design jobs cover all ends of the creative spectrum. Some possible career options include website designer/developer, multimedia designer, computer-graphic artist, animator and cartoonist, interface designer, instructional designer, production artist, video specialist, audio specialist, multimedia programmer, technical writer, informational designer, multimedia company executive, internet consultant, and computer game designer.

Program level student learning outcomes A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

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Associate in arts degree

digital imaging

ARTDM 112 Digital Imaging for the Artist............................ 3 ARTDM 115 Digital Imaging Process and Technique III...... 3 ARTDM 214 Introduction to Graphic Design........................ 3

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Character animation Digital audio Digital imaging Motion graphics 3D Modeling and animation Web design

motion graphics

ARTDM 140 Motion Graphics for Digital Media................... 3 ARTDM 145 Digital Editing................................................... 3 ARTDM 170 Multimedia for Web Delivery............................ 3 3D modeling and animation

ARTDM 160 3D Modeling and Animation I........................... 3 ARTDM 161 3D Modeling and Animation II.......................... 3 ARTDM 165 Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation............ 3

Certificate of accomplishment Art digital media - Foundation

web design

Associate in arts degree - Art digital media

The art digital media associate in arts program prepares students for entry level employment in one of six specialty areas of the multimedia industry: character animation, digital imaging, web design, motion graphics, 3D animation and digital audio. This program of study will provide students with the design and technical skills needed for creating non-linear interactive digital media. Students will participate in a collaborative, team-oriented learning experience that mirrors the multimedia industry design and production process. Additionally, students will explore multimedia career opportunities and develop a professional digital media portfolio for entry into the workforce. To earn an associate in arts degree, students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C� grade or higher. Required courses are available in the evening and during the day. Some courses may satisfy both major and other graduation requirements; however, the units are only counted once. major requirements

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ART 105 Introduction to Drawing, Color, and 2D Design............................................................... 3 ARTDM 110 Digital Imaging Process and Technique I........ 1.5 ARTDM 111 Digital Imaging Process and Technique II....... 1.5 ARTDM 130 Introduction to Digital Audio............................ 1.5 ARTDM 149 Introduction to Digital Video............................ 1.5 ARTDM 190 Projects in Multimedia...................................... 3 ARTDM 191 Multimedia Portfolio Development.................. 3 choose 8-9 units from one of the following six specialty areas: character animation

ART 107 Figure Drawing I............................................... 3 ARTDM 165 Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation............ 3 ARTDM 170 Multimedia for Web Delivery............................ 3

ARTDM 170 Multimedia for Web Delivery............................ 3 ARTDM 171 Web Design...................................................... 3 COMSC 095 W WW Publishing with HTML........................... 1 COMSC 096 Advanced WWW Publishing............................ 1 plus at least 9 units from:

ART 106 Drawing and Composition............................... 3 ART 107 Figure Drawing I............................................... 3 ART 125 Color Theory and Its Application to 2-D Media......................................................... 3 ARTDM 112 Digital Imaging for the Artist............................ 3 ARTDM 115 Digital Imaging Process and Technique III...... 3 ARTDM 117 Digital Illustration.............................................. 3 ARTDM 136 Beginning Digital Photography........................ 3 ARTDM 140 Motion Graphics for Digital Media................... 3 ARTDM 145 Digital Editing................................................... 3 ARTDM 160 3D Modeling and Animation I........................... 3 ARTDM 161 3D Modeling and Animation II.......................... 3 ARTDM 165 Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation............ 3 ARTDM 166 Intermediate Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation......................................................... 3 ARTDM 170 Multimedia for Web Delivery............................ 3 ARTDM 171 Web Design...................................................... 3 ARTDM 175 Flash Interactivity............................................. 3 ARTDM 214 Introduction to Graphic Design........................ 3 ARTDM 224 Typography....................................................... 3 BUS 109 Introduction to Business.................................. 3 BUSMG 191 Small Business Management.......................... 3 COMSC 095 WWW Publishing with HTML........................... 1 COMSC 096 Advanced WWW Publishing............................ 1 COMSC 255 Programming with Java................................... 4 COMSC 265 Advanced Programming with C and C++........ 4 L 114 Developing Web Pages for Library Information....................................................... 2 MUSIC 172 Introduction to Electronic Music and MIDI...... 3 MUSIC 173 Advanced Electronic Music............................. 3 MUSIC 174 Introduction to Pro Tools.................................. 3

digital audio

MUSIC 172 Introduction to Electronic Music and MIDI...... 3 MUSIC 173 Advanced Electronic Music............................. 3 MUSIC 174 Introduction to Pro Tools.................................. 3

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Certificate of achievement Art digital media

web design

The art digital media program prepares students for entry level employment in one of six specialty areas of the multimedia industry: character animation, digital audio, digital imaging, motion graphics, 3D modeling and animation, and web design. This program of study will provide students with the design and technical skills needed for creating non-linear interactive digital media. Students will participate in a collaborative team-oriented learning experience that mirrors the industry design and production process. Additionally, students will explore career opportunities and develop a professional digital media portfolio for entry into the workforce. To earn a certificate of achievement, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Required courses are available in the evening and during the day. required courses

units

ART 105 Introduction to Drawing, Color, and Two Dimensional Design......................................... 3 ARTDM 110 Digital Imaging Process and Technique I........ 1.5 ARTDM 111 Digital Imaging Process and Technique II....... 1.5 ARTDM 130 Introduction to Digital Audio............................ 1.5 ARTDM 149 Introduction to Digital Video............................ 1.5 ARTDM 190 Projects in Multimedia...................................... 3 ARTDM 191 Multimedia Portfolio Development.................. 3 plus 8-9 units from one of the 6 specialty areas listed below: character animation

ART 107 Figure Drawing I............................................... 3 ARTDM 165 Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation............ 3 ARTDM 166 Intermediate Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation......................................................... 3 ARTDM 170 Multimedia for Web Delivery............................ 3

ARTDM 170 Multimedia for Web Delivery............................ 3 ARTDM 171 Web Design...................................................... 3 COMSC 095 W WW Publishing with HTML........................... 1 COMSC 096 Advanced WWW Publishing............................ 1 plus at least 9 units from:

ART 106 Drawing and Composition............................... 3 ART 107 Figure Drawing................................................. 3 ART 125 Color Theory and Its Application to 2-D Media................................................................ 3 ARTDM 112 Digital Imaging for the Artist............................ 3 ARTDM 115 Digital Imaging Process and Technique III ..... 3 ARTDM 117 Digital Illustration . ........................................... 3 ARTDM 136 Beginning Digital Photography........................ 3 ARTDM 140 Motion Graphics for Digital Media................... 3 ARTDM 145 Digital Editing................................................... 3 ARTDM 160 3D Modeling and Animation I........................... 3 ARTDM 161 3D Modeling and Animation II.......................... 3 ARTDM 165 Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation............ 3 ARTDM 166 Intermediate Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation......................................................... 3 ARTDM 170 Multimedia for Web Delivery............................ 3 ARTDM 171 Web Design...................................................... 3 ARTDM 175 Flash Interactivity............................................. 3 ARTDM 214 Introduction to Graphic Design........................ 3 ARTDM 224 Typography....................................................... 3 BUS 109 Introduction to Business.................................. 3 BUSMG 191 Small Business Management.......................... 3 COMSC 095 WWW Publishing with HTML........................... 1 COMSC 096 Advanced WWW Publishing ........................... 1 COMSC 255 Programming with Java................................... 3 COMSC 265 Advanced Programming with C and C++........ 4 L 114 Developing and Managing Web Pages............ 2 MUSIC 172 Introduction to Electronic Music and MIDI...... 3 MUSIC 173 Advanced Electronic Music............................. 3 MUSIC 174 Introduction to Pro Tools.................................. 3

total minimum required units

32

Note: There may be no duplication of course units between specialty area requirements and elective courses.

digital audio

MUSIC 172 Introduction to Electronic Music and MIDI...... 3 MUSIC 173 Advanced Electronic Music............................. 3 MUSIC 174 Introduction to Pro Tools.................................. 3

Certificate of accomplishment - Art digital media - Foundation

motion graphics

Art digital media is a set of technologies and techniques that can be used to enhance the presentation of information. Art digital media uses computers to create productions that bring together text, sounds, animation, graphic art and video to educate, inform and entertain. Classes are designed to serve both working professionals who wish to upgrade their skills and students who wish to enter the field.

3D modeling and animation

To earn a certificate of accomplishment, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Required courses are available in the evening and during the day.

digital imaging

ARTDM 112 Digital Imaging for the Artist............................ 3 ARTDM 115 Digital Imaging Process and Technique III...... 3 ARTDM 214 Introduction to Graphic Design........................ 3

ARTDM 140 Motion Graphics for Digital Media................... 3 ARTDM 145 Digital Editing................................................... 3 ARTDM 170 Multimedia for Web Delivery............................ 3

ARTDM 160 3D Modeling and Animation I........................... 3 ARTDM 161 3D Modeling and Animation II.......................... 3 ARTDM 165 Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation............ 3

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ARTDM-112 Digital Imaging for the Artist

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ART 105 Introduction to Drawing, Color, and Two Dimensional Design......................................... 3 ARTDM 110 Digital Imaging Process and Technique I........ 1.5 ARTDM 111 Digital Imaging Process and Technique II....... 1.5 ARTDM 130 Introduction to Digital Audio............................ 1.5 ARTDM 149 Introduction to Digital Video............................ 1.5

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 105 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent • Formerly ART 112

This is a course in digital imaging for the artist. This course is designed to develop a fine arts approach to computergenerated imaging. Students will utilize leading graphic arts software programs. An emphasis will be placed on the application and integration of color theory as well as design principles with digital imaging. CSU, UC

plus at least 6 units from:

ARTDM 112 Digital Imaging for the Artist............................ 3 ARTDM 115 Digital Imaging Process and Technique III...... 3 ARTDM 136 Beginning Digital Photography........................ 3 ARTDM 140 Motion Graphics for Digital Media................... 3 ARTDM 160 3D Modeling and Animation I........................... 3 ARTDM 161 3D Modeling and Animation II.......................... 3 ARTDM 170 Multimedia for Web Delivery............................ 3 ARTDM 171 Web Design...................................................... 3 ARTDM 214 Introduction to Graphic Design........................ 3 COMSC 095 WWW Publishing with HTML........................... 1 COMSC 096 Advanced WWW Publishing............................ 1 MUSIC 172 Introduction to Electronic Music and MIDI...... 3 MUSIC 173 Advanced Electronic Music............................. 3

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ARTDM-115 Digital Imaging Process and Technique III 3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: ARTDM 111 or equivalent

15

This intermediate digital imaging course builds on the foundation learned in ARTDM 111. The deeper and more complex topics of digital imaging will be covered. Students will explore digital imaging for interface design as well as the creation of graphics for print, web, video, motion graphics and interactive CD/DVD content. Design and content will be stressed. Topics will include advanced image compositing, advanced color correction, filters, vectors, and text. CSU

ARTDM-110 Digital Imaging Process and Technique I 1.5 units SC • 18 hours lecture/9 hours laboratory/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Note: Basic computer editing and file management skills. Credit by examination option available.

ARTDM-117 Digital Illustration

This course covers basic design concepts, processes, and aesthetic interpretation of making digital imagery. The course will provide students with experience creating computer graphics and with experience in editing digital images from scanned photographs and digital photography. CSU

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ARTDM 111 or equivalent • Note: Course may be repeated only when software is revised

This course introduces students to digital illustration. Students will engage in the production of vector graphics suitable for printing and the web. Emphasis will be given to fundamentals of design and composition. Instruction will utilize a variety of software programs including Adobe Illustrator. CSU

ARTDM-111 Digital Imaging Process and Technique II 1.5 units SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/9 hours laboratory/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: ARTDM 110 or equivalent

This course builds on the introductory concepts of digital imaging and covers design concepts, processes, and aesthetic interpretation of making digital imagery. Students will learn advanced digital imaging techniques and will be further exposed to design and composition. CSU

ARTDM-130 Introduction to Digital Audio 1.5 units SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/9 hours laboratory/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Note: Basic computer editing and file management skills

This is an introductory course about the application of audio to various forms of digital media. The course covers how to capture, edit and create digital audio for CD-ROM, DVDs, video and the Internet. The course will involve hands-on work with a variety of digital workstations and multimedia software applications. CSU Diablo Valley College

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ARTDM-136 Beginning Digital Photography 3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART 160 or equivalent • Note: Students must have digital camera with manual functions

This introductory course focuses on the required skills to create effective digital photography using digital cameras. Students will be introduced to color correction, retouching, and compositing techniques, as well as digital capture, scanning and printing techniques with a specific focus on digital photographic practice in fine art. CSU, UC

ARTDM-140 Motion Graphics for Digital Media 3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: ARTDM 110 or equivalent

This is an introductory course in motion graphics utilizing digital video and various graphics file formats. Students will learn how to create animations and output them for presentation on CD-ROM, the web and video tape. The course will involve hands-on work with a variety of digital workstations and applications. CSU

ARTDM-145 Digital Editing 3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term

An introduction to the techniques, concepts and aesthetics of digital non-linear, computerized editing for film, television and digital media. The student will become familiar with various professional software programs and develop an understanding of organization, timelines and story as well as editing for visual and audio effect. CSU

ARTDM-149 Introduction to Digital Video 1.5 units SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/9 hours laboratory/18 hours by arrangement per term • Note: Basic computer editing and file management skills

This is an introductory course about the application of video to various forms of digital media. The course covers how to capture, edit and create digital video for DVDs, interactive computer presentations, and the Internet. The course will involve hands-on work with a variety of digital workstations and multimedia software applications. CSU

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ARTDM-150 Topics in Digital Media .5-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

Supplementary topics to the digital media curriculum designed to provide a study of current concepts and problems in multimedia. Specific topics will be announced. CSU

ARTDM-160 3D Modeling and Animation I 3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: ARTDM 110 or equivalent

This course covers the basic concepts of 3D modeling and animation. The fundamentals of computer geometry are taught by looking at the basic elements that make computer models: Cartesian Space, points, curves, surfaces, nurbs, polygons and textures. Students will explore production of three-dimensional computer animation. Modeling, animation, lighting, texture mapping and rendering are introduced. Several hands-on 3D animation projects will be planned, storyboarded, designed, and then produced. CSU

ARTDM-161 3D Modeling and Animation II 3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: ARTDM 160 or equivalent

Building on the skills acquired in 3D Modeling and Animation I, this course will focus on the creation of short animated movies. Students will explore the principles that govern animation and learn techniques for implementing them in 3D. CSU

ARTDM-165 Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation 3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: ART 105 or equivalent • Note: Course may be repeated only when software is revised

This course will introduce students to the skills necessary to create character animations, script development and story board animations. Students will survey the history of animation and be exposed to the techniques of animated drawing. It is designed to prepare students to develop a particular style of animation in any of a wide variety of other digital media courses. This course is designed as a good companion to and/or preparation for ARTDM 170 and/or ARTDM 160. CSU

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ARTDM-166 Intermediate Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

ARTDM-190 Digital Media Projects 3 units SC • May be repeated three times • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: ART 105, ARTDM 110, 111, 130, 149 or equivalents

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: ART 165 or equivalent

Students will be able to prepare a “story bible” that addresses fluidity of movement, multiple visual perspectives, and creating a unified cast of characters. Through a series of projects and experiments we will explore the above subjects and discover how to create an animator’s “story bible.” CSU

ARTDM-170 Animation and Interactivity 3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: ARTDM 110 or equivalent

ARTDM-191 Multimedia Portfolio Development 3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: ART 105, ARTDM 110, 111, 130, 149 or equivalents

This course will provide an introduction to animated web design which includes fundamentals of cell-based animation and the integration of sound and video elements. Design concepts that are unique to the World Wide Web’s nonlinear, interactive features are emphasized. Publishing multimedia websites will also be covered. The course will also involve hands-on work with a variety of computer work stations and applications. CSU

This advanced course is designed for students who are preparing for employment in the multimedia industry. Students will explore multimedia career opportunities and the basic principles of professional portfolio preparation for digital media. Students will have the opportunity to view professional portfolios and present their own portfolios to their class peers. CSU

ARTDM-171 Web Design 3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: ARTDM 110 or equivalent

ARTDM-195 Applied Production For Digital Media

This course will cover concepts of designing and producing for the World Wide Web. Students will learn basic interactive design and technical skills for creating websites. An emphasis is placed on information architecture, navigation, and interface design. CSU

ARTDM-175 Flash Interactivity 3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ARTDM 170 or equivalent • Note: Course may be repeated only when software is revised

This course will introduce students to the interactive possibilities of Macromedia Flash’s programming language, Action script. Basic programming principles will be covered to introduce students to the thought processes necessary to design interactive projects. This basic knowledge of programming will be adapted for use in developing interactive animated projects in Macromedia’s Flash authoring environment. CSU

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This advanced course is designed for students who are preparing for employment in the multimedia industry. Students will work on special production-oriented projects in multimedia. Working independently and in teams, students will use the design, tools, and business skills they have developed in prior terms. Students will involve themselves in the production process and create presentations combining a variety of digital media. CSU

3 units SC • May be repeated three times • 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ARTDM 190 or equivalent

This course is designed to give students applied production and business experience with a wide variety of clientdriven multimedia projects. Working independently and in teams, students will build upon the design, tools, and business skills developed in prior coursework. Students will involve themselves in the production process and create projects to meet client specifications. Students will also be intimately involved with the decision making process for running an independent multimedia business. Projects will vary significantly from semester to semester as well as within the course of a semester. CSU

ARTDM-214 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

Fundamentals of graphic design including history, theory and practice. Students will use graphic design as a means of communicating ideas in a digital environment. Specific focus will be given to principles of design; balance and

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visual hierarchy; integration of text and image. Students will survey the history of 20th century design as a basis for exploring and understanding graphic design fundamentals. CSU, UC

ARTHS-190 Topics in Art History

ARTDM-224 Typography

A supplemental course in art history to provide a study of current concepts and problems in art history. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

Fundamentals of typography including history, theory, and practice, study of letterforms and type design. Emphasis on the vocabulary of typographic form and its relationship to message and purpose. CSU, UC

ARTDM-299 Student Instructional Assistant .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor.

Students work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

Art history – ARTHS

ARTHS-193 History of Asian Art 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

An introduction to major art forms and traditions in Asia from prehistory to the present. Artists, patrons, cultures, religions, and their intersections will be covered. Comparisons will be drawn between the course material and other artistic traditions, especially Western societies. CSU, UC

ARTHS-195 History of Prehistoric and Ancient Art 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

A history of Western art from the Paleolithic through the end of the Roman period and the beginning of early Christian art. Archeological and anthropological problems are discussed in relation to the study of art styles. The social and cultural background of ancient civilizations and role of the artist will be considered. CSU, UC

ARTHS-196 History of Medieval and Renaissance Art

Applied and Fine Arts Division Michael Almaguer, Dean Humanities Building 112 and 113 925-685-1230 ext. 2312

Possible career opportunities

.3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

Students can pursue careers as curators or archivists at the many museums and galleries across the country. Careers in media, advertising, publishing, fashion or design, as well as art therapy, and working with handicapped or disabled people are also open to art history students. Undergraduate art history majors can pursue advanced training in art history, archaeology, architecture, law, library and information science, business, and education.

A history of Western art from the Early Christian Period through the Renaissance. Stylistic changes are related to significant social and cultural changes. Consideration is given to the changing role of the artist, socially, culturally, and within patronage systems. CSU, UC

ARTHS-197 History of Baroque to Early 20th Century Art 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

A history of Western art from the 17th century to early 20th century. Stylistic changes are related to significant social and cultural changes. Consideration is given to the changing role of the artist. CSU, UC

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ARTHS-199 Contemporary Art History

coordinate systems and their importance to humanity. The planetarium sky is a major learning tool. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

A survey of contemporary art in the United States and Europe from 1945 to the present. Recent global tendencies in art will also be considered. Emphasis is placed on identifying and understanding important contemporary art movements and images, as well as social and political issues that shape the character of art produced during this time. CSU, UC

ASTRO-120 Elementary Astronomy 3 units LR • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: MATH 110 and 114 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

Elementary mathematical approach to the solving of problems relating to solar and stellar systems. Topics include instrumentation used for and the analysis of electromagnetic radiation. Properties and evolution of stars and galaxies as well as their role in the evolution of the universe will be the major emphasis. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

ARTHS-299 Student Instructional Assistant .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor.

Students work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

Astronomy

ASTRO-128 The Universe for Beginners 4 units LR • 54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: MATH 110 or equivalent, and eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course provides an overview of our current state of knowledge concerning the universe and the methods astronomers use to arrive at their conclusions. Students will observe the sky and physical phenomena and will solve astronomical problems to solidify their knowledge and skills. The internet will be used extensively. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

ASTRO-130 Astronomy Laboratory

Physical Sciences Division Dennis Smith, Dean Physical Science Building 263 925-685-1230 ext. 2359

1 unit LR • 54 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: ASTRO 110 or 120 or equivalent (may be taken previously)

Possible career opportunities

Considered a branch of physics, astronomy is really a marriage of the physical sciences from planetary science and atmospheric science, to physics and chemistry. Study in astronomy prepares students for careers in scientific research, systems analysis and engineering, as well as software engineering and development. More than two years of college study is usually required.

ASTRO-110 The Visible Universe 3 units LR • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: MATH 110 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

The laboratory experience will involve the study of the fundamentals of astronomy and will include investigations of the sun, moon, planets, stars and galaxies. Telescopes and other instruments will be used by students to gather data. Students will analyze data they have collected as well as that collected by others. CSU, UC

ASTRO-298 Independent Study .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Submission of acceptable educational contract to department and Instruction Office; topics must extend study beyond courses offered.

An opportunity for advanced students to pursue special interests under the direction of the faculty. CSU

Fundamental concepts in astronomy and observational techniques including selected mathematical concepts used in developing an understanding of celestial motions and

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ASTRO-299 Student Instructional Assistant .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor.

Students work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

Biological science – BIOSC Diablo Valley college is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses for continuing education credits (Provider # CEP7992). Biological Science courses which can be used are BIOSC 119, 120, 139, 140 and 146. Biological and Health Sciences Division Dennis Smith, Dean Science Center 100 925-685-1230 ext. 2359

Completion of the biology program prepares students for advanced study; for careers in government, industry, or secondary-school teaching. The program also partially satisfies the entrance requirements for medical and dental schools. Career options include: researcher, educator, laboratory technician, botanist, ecologist, and field technician.

BIOSC-101 Fundamentals of Biological Science 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: This course does not include a laboratory. Students requiring or wanting a laboratory to accompany this course should enroll in BIOSC 102.

A selection of biological concepts which are relevant to the student and to other college courses. Inquiry into the process of evolution by means of natural selection, cell structure and function, plant and animal growth and development, reproduction, genetics and homeostasis within and among living things, populations and communities. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

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4 units SC • 72 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Not open to students who have taken BIOSC 101

A study of the process of evolution by means of natural selection, cell structure, function and reproduction, plant and animal growth and development, genetics and homeostasis within and among living things, populations and communities. A laboratory component is included that introduces scientific method and experimentation, including data gathering and analysis with a variety of scientific equipment. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

BIOSC-116 Human Biology 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Not open to students who have taken BIOSC 117, 120, 139, or 140

The broad concepts and principles of biology as applied to humans. Topics include human evolution, ecology, human genetics, DNA structure and function, disease factors, nutrition and metabolism, growth and development and survey of body systems. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

BIOSC-117 Human Biology with Laboratory

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BIOSC-102 Fundamentals of Biological Science with Laboratory

4 units SC • 72 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Not open to students who have taken BIOSC 116, 120, 139, or 140

The basic principles of biology will be covered, especially as they pertain to humans. Topics include cell structure, function and reproduction, human heredity, structure and function of a variety of human organ systems, ecology and evolution. A laboratory component is included that introduces the scientific method and experimentation, including data gathering and analysis with a variety of scientific equipment. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

BIOSC-119 Fundamentals of Microbiology 4 units SC • 72 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: High school or college biology or chemistry; ENGL 122; and MATH 120 or equivalent

Fundamentals of microbiology with an emphasis on microbiology as it pertains to the allied health professions. Topics include: microscopy, cell structure and function, aseptic technique, culture and control of microbes, metabolism, microbial genetics and biotechnology, medical microbiology and immunology, and microbes in the environment. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

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BIOSC-131 Principles of Organismal Biology, Evolution and Ecology

BIOSC-120 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 5 units SC • 90 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: High school or college biology or chemistry and ENGL 122 or equivalent

The structure and function of the human body stressing the levels of organization within the body, relationship between structure and function, and importance of maintaining relatively stable internal conditions for health and some health consequences resulting from loss of this stability. Hands-on laboratory work including microscopy, experiments, and dissection (including cadavers) reinforces the lecture material. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

BIOSC-126 Nature Study and Conservation 4 units SC • 72 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course surveys the natural history of ecological communities in Northern California. Conservation of our natural resources is stressed. Frequent guided field labs emphasize: identification methods for native plants and animals; the ecology of the local communities; evolutionary adaptations and the influences of geological and meteorological phenomena on that community. CSU, UC

BIOSC-130 Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology 5 units SC • 90 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: CHEM 120 or equivalent • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Generally, BIOSC 130 and 131 can be taken in either order or concurrently; however, for students with little or no background in biology, BIOSC 130 is recommended before BIOSC 131

This course is intended for Biology majors or other students with an in-depth interest in the Biological Sciences. The course studies the universal biological processes of all organismal life with an emphasis upon the cellular level of organization. Topics include principles of biochemistry, cellular morphology and ultra structure, biochemical pathways and enzymes, cellular communication, classical and molecular genetics, gene control, embryology, immunology, and selected topics of animal physiology with emphasis on homeostatic control mechanisms. As part of the lab component students will design, execute and present in written and oral format an experimental research project. All aspects of the project will follow the format of a standard scientific investigation which includes the research, evaluation and appropriate incorporation of information already published in primary sources. CSU, UC

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5 units SC • 54 hours lecture/108 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: CHEM 120 or equivalent • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Generally, BIOSC 130 and 131 can be taken in either order or concurrently, however, for students with little or no background in biology, BIOSC 130 is recommended before BIOSC 131

A study of universal biological processes with emphasis on the whole organism and higher levels of organization. The course is formed around three main biological principles: evolution, unity/diversity of life, and ecology. Topics include: evidence and mechanisms of evolution, speciation, origins of life and the cell, evolutionary history and diversity of life; general, population and community ecology; ecosystems and environmental concerns. The laboratory covers the same themes with hands-on observations, laboratory activities and field exercises. CSU, UC

BIOSC-139 Human Anatomy 5 units SC • 90 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: BIOSC 102 and eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

The physical structure of the human body as an integrated unit is studied stressing normal structure and the changes that occur with aging and disease. The course content is appropriate for majors in Physical and Health Education; Nursing; Physical, Occupational and Respiratory Therapy; Paramedical; Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant programs. Gross anatomy will be studied primarily through cadaver dissection in conjunction with preserved specimens, student self-reference, models and charts. Microscopic anatomy (histology) will be studied mainly through the use of microscope slides. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

BIOSC-140 Human Physiology 5 units SC • 90 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: BIOSC 139; CHEM 108 or one year high school chemistry or equivalent • Recommended: BIOSC 102; Eligibility for ENGL 122; MATH 120 or equivalent

The lectures are designed to help students understand the physiological mechanisms of the human body. Special emphasis will be given to regulatory mechanism on the cell and organ-system level employing chemical, mathematical and physical principles. The laboratory section will focus on the application, analysis and evaluation of major physiological principles using molecular technologies, bioelectronics, computer analysis, and/or live organisms. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

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BIOSC-146 Principles of Microbiology 5 units SC • 90 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: CHEM 108 or equivalent • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 and MATH 120 or equivalent

Topics include microscopy, culture of microbes and aseptic technique, control and identification of microbes, bacterial biochemistry, metabolism and physiology, cell structure and function, microbial genetics, recombinant DNA and biotechnology, viruses and their life cycles, immunology, epidemiology and study of select infectious diseases. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

BIOSC-150 Topics in Biology .3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

A supplemental course in biology to provide a study of current concepts and problems in biology and related subdivisions. Specific topics will be announced. CSU

BIOSC-160 Introduction to Marine Biology 4 units SC • 72 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course is an introduction to marine organisms, marine environments, and the ecological relationships that exist between them. Lecture topics will include (but are not limited to): the scientific method and its utilization in the marine sciences; physical, chemical and geological properties of the marine environment; marine organisms (including their classification, diversity and evolutionary adaptations); marine ecosystems; marine ecology; and marine resources and sustainable use of the sea. CSU, UC

BIOSC-170 Environmental Science 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BIOSC 101 or 102 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 equivalent • Note: Class trips may be organized to local sites related to course topics

An introductory course designed to expose students to environmental science. This course will examine human interactions with the environment and their consequences for living and nonliving systems. Topics may include but are not limited to evolution, ecology, biodiversity, human population dynamics, natural resource use, pollution, environmental degradation, climate change, marine and freshwater resources, and environmental policy. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC-see counselor)

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BIOSC-171 Environmental Science with Laboratory 4 units SC • 72 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: BIOSC 101 or BIOSC 102 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Class trips may be organized to local sites related to course topics

An introductory course designed to expose students to environmental science with a laboratory. The lecture component will examine human interactions with the environment and their consequences for living and nonliving systems. Topics may include but are not limited to evolution, ecology, biodiversity, human population dynamics, natural resource use, pollution, environmental degradation, climate change, marine and freshwater resources, and environmental policy. The laboratory component will be in conjunction with the lecture. It will introduce the scientific method, including experimental design, sampling methods, data gathering and analysis. Laboratory and field techniques will be used to study concepts such as natural selection, climate change, biodiversity, and air and water pollution and its effects on organisms. Some labs may involve field trips to different ecosystems where various field collection techniques will be used to study ecological concepts. Emphasis will be placed on proper data collection and analysis techniques as well as representing those data in graphical form. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC-see counselor)

BIOSC-205 Introduction to Plant Biology 4 units SC • 72 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An introduction to the science of biology by studying fundamental biological concepts with emphasis on plants. Topics studied include cell structure and function, metabolism, genetics, evolution, plant physiology, plant reproduction, plant diversity, and ecology. Economic uses of plants and plant biotechnology are also studied. CSU, UC

BIOSC-299 Student Instructional Assistant .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor.

Students work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

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Broadcast communication arts – BCA Applied and Fine Arts Division Michael Almaguer, Dean Humanities Building, 112 and 113 925-685-1230 ext. 2312

requirements; however, the units are only counted once. Selected courses in the program may also meet some lower division requirements for bachelor of arts programs at certain California State University campuses. Students who intend to transfer are advised to consult with a counselor regarding specific requirements. major requirements

Possible career opportunities

Students majoring in BCA enter broadcasting, cable, online media, and related industries. They can pursue graduate degrees in the field of mass or electronic communication for work in audio and video production, web development, radio and television, cable television, and media departments of agencies, institutions, and businesses.

units

ARTDM 110 Digital Imaging Process and Technique I........ 1.5 BCA 120 Introduction to Television Production Techniques....................................................... 3 BCA 125 Introduction to Digital Film Style Production... 3 BCA 130 Intermediate TV Studio Production................. 3 BCA 140 History of Broadcasting................................... 3 BCA 165 Digital Editing................................................... 3 plus at least 3 units from:

BCA 290 JRNL 110

Beginning Writing for Digital Media................. 3 Mass Media of Communication....................... 3

plus at least 3 units from:

Program level student learning outcomes A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

Associate in arts degree

Introduction to Radio Production.................... 3 Intermediate Digital Field Production.............. 3 Advanced TV Studio Production..................... 3 Music Video Production................................... 3 Intermediate Digital Editing.............................. 3 Topics in Broadcast Communication Arts............................................................. 0.3-4 Fundamentals of Film Making Intermediate..................................................... 3

plus at least 3 units from:

Broadcast communication arts

ARTDM 195 Applied Production for Digital Media............... 3 COOP 170 Occupational Work Experience Education...................................................... 1-4

Certificate of achievement

Broadcast communication arts

Certificate of accomplishment

plus at least 6 units from:

Broadcast communication arts Basic digital field production Broadcast communication arts Basic studio production Broadcast communication arts Basic writing for digital medium

Associate in arts degree - Broadcast communication arts

The associate degree program in broadcast communication arts is designed as a two year curricular pathway that offers a broad general education while preparing students for entry-level positions in the broadcast communication industries such as: associate producer, assistant director, on-camera talent, camera operator, sound technician, video switcher, floor director, videotape editor, production assistant, radio board operator, radio producer, radio production engineer, and radio on-air talent. Students must complete each of the required courses with a “C” grade or higher. Required courses can only be completed by attending a combination of day and evening classes. Some courses may satisfy both major and other graduation

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BCA 110 BCA 126 BCA 132 BCA 150 BCA 166 BCA 190 FILM 293

ARTDM 111 Digital Imaging Process and Technique II....... 1.5 ARTDM 115 Digital Imaging Process and Technique III...... 3 ARTDM 149 Introduction to Digital Video............................ 1.5 ARTDM 170 Multimedia for Web Delivery............................ 3 BCA 126 Intermediate Digital Field Production.............. 3 BCA 132 Advanced TV Studio Production..................... 3 BCA 166 Intermediate Digital Editing.............................. 3 BCA 190 Topics in Broadcast Communication Arts............................................................ 0.3-4 BCA 260 American Ethnic Images in Television............. 3 BCA 298 Independent Study........................................... 3 BUSMG 191 Small Business Management.......................... 3 BUSMG 192 Entrepreneurship and Venture Management... 3 BUSMK 255 Advertising........................................................ 3 DRAMA 122 Basic Principles of Acting................................ 3 DRAMA 123 Intermediate Principles of Acting..................... 3 DRAMA 124 Advanced Principles of Acting......................... 6 DRAMA 126 Acting on Camera............................................ 3 ELTRN 116 Introduction to Electronics............................2-4 ENGL 151 The Short Story................................................ 3 ENGL 152 The Short Film.................................................. 3 FILM 180 Comparative Film Studies................................ 3 FILM 280 Introduction to Film: American Cinema 1900 to 1950..................................................... 3 FILM 281 Introduction to Film: World Cinema 1900 to 1960..................................................... 3

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Broadcast communication arts FILM 282 FILM 283 FILM 290 FILM 292 FILM 293 SPCH 148

Introduction to Film: American Cinema 1950 to the Present.......................................... 3 Introduction to Film: World Cinema 1960-Present.................................................... 3 Film and TV Script Writing............................... 3 Fundamentals of Film Making - Beginning...... 3 Fundamentals of Film Making Intermediate..................................................... 3 Performance of Literature................................ 3

total minimum required units

31.5

To assist students in planning their schedules, Diablo Valley College has prepared a list of courses to be offered at a minimum each term. This list is subject to change due to fiscal constraints and availability of staff and/or facilities, but it should help you in planning your schedule. By scheduling your classes according to this course sequencing guide, you will be able to finish the major requirements/certificate of achievement in broadcast communication arts requirements in two years, depending on the number of units you take each term. Verify offerings with college counselors, program faculty, and the online schedule of classes. Students should also meet with a counselor or program advisor to plan their schedule.

Broadcast communication arts course sequence X= term offered recommended sequence units fall spring summer ARTDM 110 4th term 1.5 X X X ARTDM 195 4th term 3 X X BCA 120 1st term 3 X X BCA 125 3rd term 3 X BCA 130 2nd term 3 X X BCA 140 1st term 3 X X X BCA 150 4th term 3 X BCA 165 2nd term 3 X X COOP 170 4th term 3 X X X JRNL 110 3rd term 3 X X Elective coursework 2nd - 3rd term 6 X X X

Certificate of achievement - Broadcast communication arts

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the broadcast communication industries such as: associate producer, assistant director, on-camera talent, camera operator, sound technician, video switcher, floor director, videotape editor, production assistant, radio board operator, radio producer, radio production engineer, and radio on-air talent.

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Selected courses in the program may meet some lower division requirements for the bachelor of arts program at certain California State University campuses. Consult with department faculty or a college counselor for more information. To earn a certificate of achievement, students must complete each of the required courses with a “C� grade or higher. Required courses can only be completed by attending a combination of day and evening classes. required courses

units

ARTDM 110 Digital Imaging Process and Technique I........ 1.5 BCA 120 Introduction to Television Production Techniques....................................................... 3 BCA 125 Introduction to Digital Film Style Production... 3 BCA 130 Intermediate TV Studio Production................. 3 BCA 140 History of Broadcasting................................... 3 BCA 165 Digital Editing................................................... 3 plus at least 3 units from:

BCA 290 Beginning Writing for Digital Media................. 3 JRNAL 110 Mass Media of Communication....................... 3 plus at least 3 units from:

BCA 110 BCA 126 BCA 132 BCA 150 BCA 166 BCA 190 FILM 293

Introduction to Radio Production.................... 3 Intermediate Digital Field Production.............. 3 Advanced TV Studio Production..................... 3 Music Video Production................................... 3 Intermediate Digital Editing.............................. 3 Topics in Broadcast Communication Arts.............................................................0.3-4 Fundamentals of Film Making Intermediate..................................................... 3

plus at least 3 units from:

ARTDM 195 Applied Production for Digital Media............... 3 COOP 170 Occupational Work Experience Education...................................................... 1-4 plus at least 6 units from:

ARTDM 111 Digital Imaging Process and Technique II....... 1.5 ARTDM 115 Digital Imaging Process and Technique III...... 3 ARTDM 149 Introduction to Digital Video............................ 1.5 ARTDM 170 Multimedia for Web Delivery............................ 3 BCA 126 Intermediate Digital Field Production.............. 3 BCA 132 Advanced TV Studio Production..................... 3 BCA 166 Intermediate Digital Editing.............................. 3 BCA 190 Topics in Broadcast Communication Arts............................................................. 0.3-4 BCA 260 American Ethnic Images in Television............. 3 BCA 298 Independent Study........................................... 3 BUSMG 191 Small Business Management.......................... 3 BUSMG 192 Entrepreneurship and Venture Management.................................................... 3 BUSMK 255 Advertising........................................................ 3 DRAMA 122 Basic Principles of Acting................................ 3 DRAMA 123 Intermediate Principles of Acting..................... 3 DRAMA 124 Advanced Principles of Acting......................... 6 DRAMA 126 Acting on Camera............................................ 3 ELTRN 116 Introduction to Electronics............................2-4

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Broadcast communication arts ENGL 151 ENGL 152 FILM 180 FILM 280 FILM 281 FILM 282 FILM 283 FILM 290 FILM 292 FILM 293 SPCH 148

The Short Story................................................ 3 The Short Film.................................................. 3 Comparative Film Studies................................ 3 Introduction to Film: American Cinema 1900 to 1950..................................................... 3 Introduction to Film: World Cinema 1900 to 1960..................................................... 3 Introduction to Film: American Cinema 1950 to the Present.......................................... 3 Introduction to Film: World Cinema 1960-Present.................................................... 3 Film and TV Script Writing............................... 3 Fundamentals of Film Making - Beginning...... 3 Fundamentals of Film Making Intermediate..................................................... 3 Performance of Literature................................ 3

total minimum required units

higher. Required courses can only be completed by attending a combination of day and evening classes. required courses

BCA 120 BCA 130 BCA 132 BCA 140

plus a minimum of 3 units from:

31.5

For recommended sequence of study, see major requirements for A.A. degree in Broadcast Communication Arts above.

Certificate of accomplishment - Broadcast communication arts - Basic digital field production

The broadcast communication arts program prepares students for entry level in one of four specialty areas of broadcasting industry; studio production, field production, post production and writing. To earn a certificate of accomplishment, students must complete each of the required courses with a “C” grade or higher. Required courses can only be completed by attending a combination of day and evening classes. required courses

BCA 125 BCA 126 BCA 165 BCA 140

units

Introduction to Digital Film Style Production... 3 Intermediate Digital Field Production.............. 3 Digital Editing................................................... 3 History of Broadcasting................................... 3

ARTDM 110 Digital Imaging Process and Technique I........ 1.5 ARTDM 111 Digital Imaging Process and Technique II....... 1.5 ARTDM 195 Applied Production for Digital Media............... 3 BCA 150 Music Video Production................................... 3 BCA 190 Topics in Broadcast Communication Arts.............................................................0.3-4 BCA 260 American Ethnic Images in Television............. 3 BCA 298 Independent Study..................................... 0.5-3 COOP 170 Occupational Work Experience Education... 1-4 total minimum required units

15

Certificate of accomplishment - Broadcast communication arts - Basic studio production

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ARTDM 110 Digital Imaging Process and Technique I........ 1.5 ARTDM 111 Digital Imaging Process and Technique II....... 1.5 ARTDM 195 Applied Production for Digital Media............... 3 BCA 190 Topics in Broadcast Communication Arts.............................................................0.3-4 BCA 260 American Ethnic Images in Television............. 3 BCA 298 Independent Study.....................................0.5-3 COOP 170 Occupational Work Experience Education... 1-4

total minimum required units

15

Certificate of accomplishment - Broadcast communication arts - Basic writing for digital medium

The broadcast communication arts program prepares students for entry level in one of four specialty areas of broadcasting industry: studio production, field production, post production and writing. To earn a certificate of accomplishment, students must complete each of the required courses with a “C” grade or higher. Required courses can only be completed by attending a combination of day and evening classes. required courses

BCA 140 BCA 290 FILM 150 FILM 291

plus a minimum of 3 units from:

units

Introduction to TV Production Techniques...... 3 Intermediate TV Studio Production................. 3 Advanced TV Studio Production..................... 3 History of Broadcasting................................... 3

units

History of Broadcasting................................... 3 Beginning Writing for Digital Media................. 3 Advanced Screen Writing................................ 3 Film and TV Script Writing............................... 3

plus a minimum of 3 units from:

BCA 190 BCA 260 BCA 298 COOP 170 ENGL 151 JRNL 110 SPCH 148

Topics in Broadcast Communication Arts.............................................................0.3-4 American Ethnic Images in Television............. 3 Independent Study.....................................0.5-3 Occupational Work Experience Education... 1-4 The Short Story................................................ 3 Mass Media of Communication....................... 3 Performance of Literature................................ 3

total minimum required units

15

BCA-110 Introduction to Radio Production 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

Theoretical and practical aspects of sound, acoustics, and audio signal flow in radio, television, and recording operations. Students will learn radio announcing, voice-over techniques, vocal characterization, as well as writing for radio. Includes aesthetic considerations of sound mixing

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in broadcasting application, production procedures and student projects utilizing control consoles, microphones, tape and digital recording, and computerized audio editing. CSU

BCA-120 Introduction to TV Production Techniques 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An introduction to multi-camera studio television production techniques through demonstration and practice in switching, camera operation, audio, video tape, floor managing, directing, teleprompting, and producing. CSU

BCA-125 Introduction to Digital Film Style Production 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

Technical and aesthetic elements of small format television field production; videotape recording and editing; lighting and sound for remote production; program preplanning, production and post-production. Emphasis on program conceptualization, design and production. CSU

BCA-126 Intermediate Digital Field Production 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Prerequisite: BCA 125 or equivalent

BCA-130 Intermediate TV Studio Production 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Prerequisite: BCA 120 or equivalent • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An intermediate class designed to advance the student’s skills in producing and directing TV programs and operating television equipment. The emphasis will be on producing and directing programs for cable casting. Designed to prepare students for positions in broadcast and cable TV as well as industrial television production facilities. CSU

Advanced TV Studio Production

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Prerequisite: BCA 130 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

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BCA-140 History of Broadcasting 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This is a survey course designed to provide the student with a fundamental knowledge of the history, trends, and the impact of electronic media on American society. Topic areas include: the role of government, radio and television regulation, cultural influences of media, advertising, commercial and noncommercial broadcasting, domestic and global audiences, emerging technologies, the Internet, and future uses of broadcast media. CSU

BCA-150

Music Video Production

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BCA 165 or equivalent, eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

In this course, students will learn to produce music videos. Students will start with an audio master then, utilizing single or multi-camera production methodologies, produce a music video. Concept, design and implementation will be significant elements of the course content. CSU

BCA-165

A course designed to increase the students’ skills in producing and directing electronic field production based programs. including preproduction planning, scripting, program concepts, directing, shooting and editing. CSU

BCA-132

ing and directing programs for cable casting. Designed to prepare students for positions in broadcast and cable TV as well as industrial television production facilities. CSU

Digital Editing

3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term

An introduction to the techniques, concepts and aesthetics of digital non-linear, computerized editing for film, television and digital media. The student will become familiar with various professional software programs and develop an understanding of organization, timelines and story as well as editing for visual and audio effect. CSU

BCA-166 Intermediate Digital Editing 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Prerequisite: BCA 165 or equivalent • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An intermediate class designed to advance the students’ skills in non-linear digital editing. The emphasis will be on utilizing software applications such as Avid and Final Cut Pro. CSU

BCA-180 Television and Film Lighting 3 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory per term

An introduction to television and film lighting for studio and location productions. Students will learn to use a wide

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variety of lighting instruments and how to light typical situations, to solve common lighting problems, to use light meters and to make aesthetic choices part of the storytelling process. CSU

BCA-299

BCA-190 Topics in Broadcast Communication Arts .3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

This is a supplementary course in broadcast communication arts, designed to provide a study of topics and current problems not covered in the regular broadcast communication arts curriculum. CSU

BCA-260

American Ethnic Images in Television

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course will evaluate and explore various American cultures: African American, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic, and European American as represented in American Television. It will analyze similarities and differences paying particular attention to social and cultural representations. In addition, the course will include issues specific to the world of Broadcasting Television including how television communicates ideas and stimulates emotional responses, while FCC regulations and marketing practices limit what can be broadcast. CSU

BCA-290 Beginning Writing for Digital Media 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

.5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Prerequisite: Submission of acceptable educational contract to department and Instruction Office; topics must extend beyond courses offered.

An opportunity for students to pursue special interests under direction of the faculty. CSU

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Students work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

Business – BUS Business Division Ellen Kruse, Interim Dean Business and Foreign Language Building 204 925-685-1230 ext. 2199

Program level student learning outcomes A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

Associate in arts degree Business - transfer

Students in this course will learn to write for multimedia and short-form digital formats such as news, product introductions, sports and reality programming. The emphasis would be on scripts no longer than five minutes in length that rely on field production images, animation or combinations. Numerous writing assignments and exercises will be assigned with the intent of developing a student’s ability to write for a short-form visual medium. The course will include libel and slander laws and emphasize proper format as well as content. CSU

BCA-298 Independent Study

Student Instructional Assistant

.5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor.

Associate in science degree

Business Specializations: Advanced general business Business marketing Management and leadership studies Real estate Small business management/entrepreneurship Wealth management

Certificate of achievement Advanced general business Business - core transfer General business Wealth management

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Associate in arts degree - Business transfer

This curriculum is designed to provide an opportunity for the business major to achieve an associate in arts degree in business-transfer while completing the first and second year requirements for transfer to a four-year institution. A baccalaureate degree is recommended preparation for those considering professional careers in business. Completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for upper-division work. Although the associate degree recognizes the completion of lower division general education requirements, it does not guarantee admission to a specific college or university nor does it guarantee admission to a specific major. Some majors and colleges or universities may require different lower division preparation and/or a higher GPA than is necessary for this associate degree. Students who intend to transfer must meet all current transfer requirements including minimum GPA. Students are strongly advised to meet with a counselor to discuss transfer requirements and lower division major preparation that is needed for their intended transfer school. Note: a student may be awarded an associate degree in this major without being fully eligible for transfer. To earn an associate degree, students must: complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C” grade or higher and maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in the coursework required for the major; complete all graduation requirements; and complete at least 25% of all major coursework at Diablo Valley College. Some courses may satisfy both major and other graduation requirements; however, the units are only counted once. major requirements

units

BUSAC 186 Principles of Accounting I................................ 4 BUSAC 187* Principles of Accounting II............................... 4 ECON 220* Principles of Macroeconomics........................ 3 ECON 221* Principles of Microeconomics......................... 3 MATH 182* Calculus for Management, Life Science and Social Science I................................................ 3 plus a minimum of 3 units from:

BUS 240* Business Statistics........................................... 3 MATH 142* Elementary Statistics with Probability............. 4 plus a minimum of 3 units from:

BUS 109 BUS 294

Introduction to Business.................................. 3 Business Law................................................... 3

total minimum required units

23

*The above courses have specific prerequisites. See course description for details.

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of business, through completing coursework in an area of specialization such as general business, management, marketing, wealth management, small business/entrepreneurship, or real estate. Completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for employment in business-related occupations. This degree is not intended for transfer students. DVC business students who intend to transfer must consult with a program advisor or counselor to ensure that the requirements for transfer to four-year institutions of their choice are met. Students who intend to transfer are also advised to select either General Education Option 2 (IGETC) or Option 3 (CSU Breadth). General Education Option 1 (DVC General Education) is appropriate for students who do not intend to transfer. To earn an associate degree with a major in Business with an area of specialization, students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C” grade or higher, maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in the coursework required for the major, and complete all graduation requirements as listed in the catalog. Students must complete at least 25% of all business-related course work at Diablo Valley College. Some courses may satisfy both major and other graduation requirements; however, the units are only counted once. Students are limited to one associate in science degree regardless of the number of specializations completed. Multiple certificates may be awarded. major requirements

units

core courses

BUS 109 Introduction to Business.................................. 3 BUS 250 Business Communications I............................ 3 BUS 294 Business Law................................................... 3 BUSMG 120 Introduction to Management Studies.............. 3 Choose one of the following six specialization areas: advanced general business required courses

BUS 209 International Business...................................... 3 BUS 240 Business Statistics........................................... 3 BUSMG 121 Practices and Concepts of Supervision.......... 3 plus a minimum of 3 units from:

Any BUS course not listed in the core requirements............ 3 Any BUSAC course not listed in the core requirements....... 3 Any BUSMG course not listed in the core requirements...... 3 Any BUSMK course not listed in the core requirements...... 3 Any RE course not listed in the core requirements............... 3 business marketing required courses

BUS 240 Business Statistics........................................... 3 BUSMK 256 Marketing.......................................................... 3

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BUS 209 International Business...................................... 3 BUSMK 158 Professional Selling.......................................... 3 BUSMK 255 Advertising........................................................ 3 Any RE course....................................................................... 3 management and leadership studies required courses

BUSMG 121 Practices and Concepts of Supervision.......... 3 BUSMG 132 Human Resource Management....................... 3 plus a minimum of 6 units from:

BUSMG 131 Gender Issues in Management........................ 3 BUSMG 191 Small Business Management.......................... 3 BUSMG 192 Entrepreneurship and Venture Management... 3 BUSMG 226 Group Behavior and Leadership...................... 3

Real Estate Principles...................................... 3 Real Estate Practice......................................... 3

plus a minimum of 6 units from:

RE 161 RE 162 RE 164 RE 165 RE 166 RE 262

This curriculum is designed to expand general business knowledge and add depth and breadth in the areas of management and supervision, global business, and statistical arguments and solutions. The program provides development of general principles and skills applicable to all businesses and industries. To earn the certificate of achievement in advanced general business, students must complete each course with a “C” grade or higher and maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in the coursework required for the certificate. All coursework required for the certificate must be completed within seven (7) years of the certificate date. required courses

real estate required course

RE 160 RE 163

Certificate of achievement - Advanced general business

Legal Aspects of Real Estate........................... 3 Real Estate Appraisal....................................... 3 Real Estate Finance......................................... 3 Real Estate Economics.................................... 3 Escrow Procedures.......................................... 3 Real Estate Appraisal II.................................... 3

small business management/entrepreneurship a minimum of 3 units from:

BUSAC 181 Applied Accounting.......................................... 3 BUSAC 186 Principles of Accounting I................................ 4 plus a minimum of 3 units from:

BUSMG 191 Small Business Management.......................... 3 BUSMG 192 Entrepreneurship and Venture Management... 3 plus a minimum of 6 units from:

BUS 209 International Business...................................... 3 BUSMG 120 Introduction to Management Studies.............. 3 BUSMG 121 Practices and Concepts of Supervision.......... 3 BUSMG 132 Human Resource Management....................... 3 wealth management required courses

BUS 161 BUS 261 BUS 291 BUSAC 285 RE 164

Personal Money Management......................... 3 Investments...................................................... 3 Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning..................... 1.5 Federal Income Taxes – Individuals................. 3 Real Estate Finance......................................... 3

total minimum required units

24

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BUS 109 Introduction to Business.................................. 3 BUS 209 International Business...................................... 3 BUS 240 Business Statistics........................................... 3 BUS 250 Business Communications I............................ 3 BUS 294 Business Law................................................... 3 BUSMG 120 Introduction to Management Studies.............. 3 BUSMG 121 Practices and Concepts of Supervision.......... 3 plus a minimum of 3 units from:

Any BUS course not listed in the core requirements............ 3 Any BUSAC course not listed in the core requirements....... 3 Any BUSMG course not listed in the core requirements...... 3 Any BUSMK course not listed in the core requirements...... 3 Any RE course not listed in the core requirements............... 3

total minimum required units

24

Certificate of achievement - Business core transfer

This curriculum prepares the student for entry into business related professional programs or jobs that do not require degrees. Certificate requirements provide a strong general business foundation for employment in business administration, accounting, management, marketing, finance, international business, or other business related area. Additionally, it completes most, of not all, of the undergraduate business major requirements for transfer should a student decide to transfer prior to completing all the requirements for the DVC associate in arts degree in Business-transfer; or decide to complete the lower division general education requirements and transfer to a four-year institution at a later time. This certificate provides a core curriculum for employment in business or for the further study of business. To earn a certificate of achievement students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher; maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in the coursework required for the certificate; and complete at least 25% of all coursework at Diablo Valley College.

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units

BUSAC 186 Principles of Accounting I................................ 4 BUSAC 187* Principles of Accounting II............................... 4 ECON 220* Principles of Macroeconomics........................ 3 ECON 221* Principles of Microeconomics......................... 3 MATH 182* Calculus for Management, Life Science and Social Science I................................................ 3

required courses

units

BUS 161 BUS 261 BUS 291 BUSAC 285 RE 164

Personal Money Management......................... 3 Investments...................................................... 3 Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning..................... 1.5 Federal Income Taxes – Individuals................. 3 Real Estate Finance......................................... 3

total minimum required units

13.5

plus a minimum of 3 units from:

BUS 240* Business Statistics........................................... 3 MATH 142* Elementary Statistics with Probability............. 4 plus a minimum of 3 units from: BUS 109 Introduction to Business.................................. 3 BUS 294 Business Law................................................... 3

total minimum required units

23

*The above courses have specific prerequisites. See course description for details.

Certificate of achievement - General business

This curriculum is designed to provide core business knowledge for obtaining entry-level employment in jobs requiring some general business skills. Course content emphasizes a survey of various business disciplines including marketing, finance and investments, small business/ entrepreneurship and real estate. Additionally, the curriculum develops skills in business communications, provides a background in general business law, and introduces management studies. To earn the certificate of achievement in general business, students must complete each course with a “C” grade or higher and maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in the coursework required for the certificate. All coursework required for the certificate must be completed within seven (7) years of the certificate date. required courses

units

BUS 109 Introduction to Business.................................. 3 BUS 250 Business Communications I............................ 3 BUS 294 Business Law................................................... 3 BUSMG 120 Introduction to Management Studies.............. 3

total minimum required units

Certificate of accomplishment - Business essentials

This certificate of accomplishment provides a core curriculum of business skills necessary for obtaining entry-level employment in a business or office environment. This certificate or its equivalent is required in order to complete the requirements for a certificate of achievement in the business or accounting areas. To earn a certificate of accomplishment, students must complete the required courses with a “C” grade or higher. Certificate requirements may be completed by attending a combination of day and evening, hybrid and/or online classes. required courses

Business English.............................................. 3 Applied Business Mathematics....................... 3 Information Competency and Research Skills................................................................. 1

total minimum required units

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

A study of the English language from a business approach involving grammar, punctuation, spelling, business vocabulary, and sentence structure. This course is required for the Office Professional Certificate of Achievement. CSU

12

Certificate of achievement - Wealth management

This curriculum is designed to provide targeted financial knowledge concerning money management, insurance, wealth accumulation, income taxes, investments, and estate planning for the individual. This is a multi-disciplinary program involving accounting, finance, and law. To earn the certificate of achievement in wealth management, students must complete each course with a “C” grade or higher and maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in the coursework required for the certificate. All coursework required for the certificate must be completed within seven (7) years of the certificate date.

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7

BUS-101 Business English

BUS-103

134

units

BUS 101 BUS 103 LS 121

Applied Business Mathematics

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An examination of key concepts and applications of mathematics to solve business problems. Topics include calculating percentages and commissions, trade and cash discounts, markups and markdowns, banking, payroll, taxes, insurance, simple and compound interest, inventory and turnover, depreciation, analysis of financial statements, international business mathematics applications, stocks and bonds, and annuities. CSU

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BUS-150 Topics in Business

BUS-105 Business Etiquette

.3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

1 unit SC • 18 hours lecture per term • Recommended: ENGL 118 or equivalent

A study of the principles of etiquette for the business professional. Students will engage in activities which will cover introductions, shaking hands, exchanging business cards, listening, conversational techniques, diplomacy, manners, proximity, telephone manners, office equipment and technology etiquette, professional appearance, grooming, gift giving, entertainment, handling social events, business travel, meeting protocol, dining, tipping, showing appreciation, etiquette, and intercultural business etiquette. CSU

A supplemental course in business to provide a study of current concepts and problems in business and related subdivisions. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

BUS-107 Business Job Search Skills

An introductory course for planning and managing individual finances and for money management. Topics will include purchasing decisions, sources of credit, personal tax strategies, budgeting, saving, investing in real estate and securities, insuring personal resources and retirement planning. CSU

1.5 units SC • 27 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course will cover all employment-related aspects of succeeding in a professional job search in business. Students will explore sources of job listings in business; learn how to conduct a successful job search, including searching for positions using traditional and electronic methods, preparing employment documents (resume, cover letter, follow-up messages), and interviewing skills; practice salary negotiation techniques; practice how to receive and respond effectively to constructive criticism during performance reviews; design strategies for advancing in the business environment; and plan methods for resigning from a position with tact. CSU

BUS-109 Introduction to Business 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This survey course provides an introduction to the study of the modern business enterprise. Students will examine the role of business in a market economy, survey current business trends and evaluate the global, financial, and social environment in which businesses exist and operate. Moreover, the course will describe the evolution, formation and management of American and international businesses, and provide a basic understanding of various functional areas of business, including economics, marketing, finance, management, human resources, international operations, and business decision making using information technology. CSU, UC

BUS-115 Business E-Mail and Web-Based Communication 1 unit SC • 18 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

A course in how to prepare professional, high-quality e-mail messages and web-based communications for both internal and external audiences. Students will learn how these tools are used in the workplace and how to use them professionally and effectively. CSU Diablo Valley College

BUS-161

Personal Money Management

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BUS 103 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

BUS-209 International Business 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BUS 109 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An overview of the theories and practices of modern international businesses. This course examines the key functional areas related to global businesses, including international marketing, finance and management, as well as the political, social, economic and cultural factors that help shape and influence today’s international business environment. Students will be able to get hands-on international business experience through developing a market entry strategy for a local business to enter a particular foreign country or region. CSU

BUS-240 Business Statistics 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: MATH 120 or equivalent

Business Statistics is an introduction to concepts, methods and models employed in reasoning with numbers and in presenting cogent statistical arguments or solutions. The course introduces students to the organization, analysis and inference-making processes, using sample data to graphically and numerically describe samples. The course details how to estimate confidence intervals, test hypotheses and develop projections for inferential purposes in a variety of contexts and disciplines such as business, social science, biology, economics, and health science. Many different probability distributions are covered: poisson, binomial, normal, student-t, chi-sq, F-distribution and others. Estimating simple and multiple regressions and making inference from such analysis is another major theme of this course. Using spreadsheet-based software (such as MS Excel) to compute statistics in large-data applications. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

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BUS-250 Business Communications I 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BUS 101 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Strongly recommended for all business administration, office professional, and management students

A course designed to help students develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively in a professional business environment. The focus will be on communicating clearly, concisely, considerately, and correctly, both orally and in writing. Students will learn to prepare basic business documents, including letters, memos, and short reports and proposals; to use technology to communicate, including email and discussion boards; and to prepare and deliver short oral presentations. The course will also contain an introduction to employment communication, including resumes, application letters, and interview skills. Emphasis throughout the course will be placed on intercultural communication and the ethics of communication. CSU

BUS-255 Business Communications II 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BUS 101 or equivalent; BUS 250 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An advanced course designed to help students continue to develop and refine the skills necessary to communicate effectively in a professional business environment. The focus will be on communicating clearly, concisely, considerately, and correctly, both orally and in writing. Students will learn to prepare advanced business documents, including sales letters, proposals, and research reports; to use advanced technology to communicate, including mailing lists, virtual chat rooms, basic Web site development, and audio and video- conferencing equipment; and to prepare and deliver complex multimedia presentations. The course will also contain segments on documenting resources properly; conflict resolution; negotiation techniques; meeting management; and utilizing the Internet for job searching and networking. Emphasis throughout the course will be placed on intercultural communication and the ethics of communication. CSU

BUS-261 Investments 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BUS 109 or equivalent

A comprehensive course that: 1) provides an overview of financial markets and financial assets such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds; 2) develops a basic understanding of how to value different financial assets and select investment opportunities; and 3) improves research and analytical skills for better investment decision making. CSU

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BUS-291

Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

1.5 units SC • 27 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course will provide an introduction to the areas of business law concerned with wills, trusts, and estate planning. Students will learn about living trusts, probate avoidance, joint tenancy, estate taxes, asset control, wills, and power of attorney. In addition, students will learn how to prepare various types of wills for personal use, how to make health-care decisions, and how to create durable powers of attorney. The course will also cover advanced topics such as estate planning and various types of trusts. CSU

BUS-294 Business Law 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BUS 109 or equivalent, eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

Provides a general overview of the specific areas of the legal environment that effect individuals and businesses. Major emphasis on contracts, including the Uniform Commercial Code, Article 2. Other subjects studied may include legal history, civil procedure, constitutional law, torts, intellectual property, cyber law, criminal law, international law, labor and employment law, and agency. CSU, UC

BUS-298 Independent Study .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Prerequisite: Submission of acceptable educational contract to department and Instruction Office; topics must extend study beyond courses offered.

An opportunity for students to pursue special interests under direction of the faculty. CSU

BUS-299

Student Instructional Assistant

.5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor.

Students work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

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Business accounting

To earn an associate degree with a major in accounting students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C” grade or higher, maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in the coursework required for the major and complete all graduation requirements as listed in the catalog. Students must complete at least 25% of all business-related course work at Diablo Valley College. Some courses may satisfy both major and other graduation requirements; however, the units are only counted once.

Business accounting – BUSAC Business Division Ellen Kruse, Interim Dean Business and Foreign Language Building 204 925-685-1230 ext. 2199

Possible career opportunities

major requirements

The accounting certificate prepares students to seek employment or career advancement in public, private and governmental institutions. The coursework provides the basics for an advanced degree that can lead to a career as an account clerk, auditing clerk, accountant, auditor, analyst, tax preparer, cost accountant, financial service representative, and as an insurance agent or representative. Certificate holders can also work as a bookkeeper for: accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and general ledger.

plus at least 3 units from:

BUS 240 BUS 250 BUSAC 182 Individuals BUSAC 185 BUSAC 188 BUSAC 190 COOP 170

Program level student learning outcomes A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

Associate in science degree Accounting

Certificate of achievement

plus at least 12 units from:

BUS 294 BUSAC 282 BUSAC 283 BUSAC 284 BUSAC 285 BUSAC 286 BUSAC 290

Business Law................................................... 3 Intermediate Accounting.................................. 3 Auditing............................................................ 3 Cost Accounting............................................... 3 Federal Income Taxes – Individuals................. 3 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting.. 3 Corporate Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis.......................................... 3

BUS 209 International Business...................................... 3 BUS 240 Business Statistics........................................... 3 BUS 250 Business Communications I............................ 3 BUSMG 191 Small Business Management.......................... 3 BUSMG 192 Entrepreneurship and Venture Management... 3

This curriculum is designed to provide an opportunity for accounting students to achieve an associate in science degree in accounting after completing a comprehensive series of courses in the area of accounting. Completion of this curriculum satisfies the accounting unit requirement to take the California CPA exam. (For additional requirements please go to www.dca.ca.gov/cba ), demonstrates commitment to the field of accounting, and provides comprehensive preparation for employment in accounting-related occupations. This degree is not intended for transfer students. DVC accounting students who intend to transfer must consult with a program advisor or counselor to ensure that the requirements for transfer to four-year institutions of their choice are met. Students who intend to transfer are also advised to select either General Education Option 2 (IGETC) or Option 3 (CSU Breadth). General Education Option 1 (DVC General Education) is appropriate for students who do not intend to transfer. Diablo Valley College

Business Statistics........................................... 3 Business Communications I............................ 3 Computer Income Tax Return Preparation – 1.5 QuickBooks Accounting for Business I........... 1.5 QuickBooks Accounting for Business II.......... 1.5 Payroll Accounting........................................... 1.5 Occupational Work Experience Education... 1-4

plus at least 3 units from:

Advanced accounting Bookkeeping General accounting

Associate in science degree - Accounting

units

BUSAC 186 Principles of Accounting I................................ 4 BUSAC 187 Principles of Accounting II............................... 4 BUSIM 145 Business Spreadsheet Applications................ 2

total minimum required units

28

Certificate of achievement - Advanced accounting

The certificate of achievement in advanced accounting builds on the curriculum in the general accounting certificate program and is designed to add technical depth and analytical skill-set development in the areas of financial accounting auditing, cost accounting, individual income taxation, governmental and not-for-profit accounting and corporate financial reporting for those students with a solid foundation in general accounting. Subjects in this program prepare students for higher level accounting positions and for taking certification examinations in the field of accounting such as enrolled agent, certified fraud examiner, certified internal auditor, certified public accountant or certified management accountant.

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Business accounting

Students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or higher in all required courses. Certificate courses are offered in a combination of day, evening, weekend and online courses. At least 25 percent of the units must be completed at DVC. Requests for course substitution are made to the business administration department chairperson. required courses

units

BUSAC 186 Principles of Accounting I................................ 4 BUSAC 187 Principles of Accounting II............................... 4 BUSIM 145 Business Spreadsheet Applications................ 2 plus at least 3 units from:

BUS 240 BUS 250 BUSAC 182 Individuals BUSAC 185 BUSAC 188 BUSAC 190 COOP 170

Business Statistics........................................... 3 Business Communications I............................ 3 Computer Income Tax Return Preparation 1.5 QuickBooks Accounting for Business I........... 1.5 QuickBooks Accounting for Business II.......... 1.5 Payroll Accounting........................................... 1.5 Occupational Work Experience Education... 1-4

plus at least 12 units from:

BUS 294 BUSAC 282 BUSAC 283 BUSAC 284 BUSAC 285 BUSAC 286 BUSAC 290

Business Law................................................... 3 Intermediate Accounting.................................. 3 Auditing............................................................ 3 Cost Accounting............................................... 3 Federal Income Taxes – Individuals................. 3 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting.. 3 Corporate Financial Reporting and Financial . . Statement Analysis.......................................... 3

plus at least 3 units from:

BUS 209 International Business...................................... 3 BUS 240 Business Statistics........................................... 3 BUS 250 Business Communications I............................ 3 BUSMG 191 Small Business Management.......................... 3 BUSMG 192 Entrepreneurship and Venture Management.................................................... 3

total minimum required units

28

Certificate of achievement - Bookkeeping

The certificate program in bookkeeping is designed to provide basic business knowledge for obtaining entry-level employment in jobs requiring bookkeeping and accounting skills. Course content emphasizes small business applications for both a service and merchandising business and includes a solid foundation in bookkeeping principles and the classifying and double-entry recording of financial transactions and preparation of the income statement and balance sheet. Students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or higher in all required courses. Certificate courses are offered in a combination of day, evening, weekend and online courses. At least 25 percent of the units must be completed at DVC. Requests for course substitution are made to the business administration department chairperson.

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a minimum of 3 units from:

BUSAC 181 Applied Accounting.......................................... 3 BUSAC 186 Principles of Accounting I................................ 4 plus 8-9 units from:

BUS 250 BUSAC 182 BUSAC 185 BUSAC 188 BUSAC 190 BUSIM 145 COOP 170

Business Communications I............................ 3 Computer Income Tax Return Preparation - .... Individuals........................................................ 1.5 QuickBooks Accounting for Business I........... 1.5 QuickBooks Accounting for Business II.......... 1.5 Payroll Accounting........................................... 1.5 Business Spreadsheet Applications................ 2 Occupational Work Experience Education................................... 1-4

total minimum required units

12

Certificate of achievement - General accounting

This entry-level accounting certificate provides students with basic accounting and computer accounting coursework. Completion of the certificate will enable students to apply for entry-level positions in accounting. Students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or higher in all required courses. Certificate courses are offered in a combination of day, evening, weekend and online courses. At least 25 percent of the units must be completed at DVC. Requests for course substitution are made to the business administration department chairperson. required courses

units

BUSAC 186 Principles of Accounting I................................ 4 BUSAC 187 Principles of Accounting II............................... 4 BUSIM 145 Business Spreadsheet Applications................ 2 plus at least 3 units from:

BUSAC 182 BUSAC 185 BUSAC 188 BUSAC 190 BUS 240 BUS 250 COOP 170

Computer Income Tax PreparationIndividuals........................................................ 1.5 QuickBooks Accounting for Business I........... 1.5 QuickBooks Accounting for Business II.......... 1.5 Payroll Accounting........................................... 1.5 Business Statistics........................................... 3 Business Communications I............................ 3 Occupational Work Experience Education... 1-3

total minimum required units

13

BUSAC-150 Topics in Business Accounting .3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

A supplemental course in Business Accounting to provide a study of current concepts and problems in Business Accounting and related subdivisions. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

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BUSAC-181

Applied Accounting

BUSAC-186

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: BUS 103 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: This course is a recommended primer for the BUSAC 186 “business major” transfer course. Credit by examination option available.

A beginning accounting course. Involves a practical approach emphasizing small business applications. Covers the accounting cycle for a service business and a merchandising business. Includes journals and ledgers; financial statements; adjusting, correcting, and closing entries; bank reconciliation; payroll; calculations for interest, discounts, sales, and payroll taxes. Also includes an introduction to the use of a computerized accounting software program. CSU

BUSAC-182

Computer Income Tax Return Preparation - Individuals

1.5 units SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/9 hours laboratory/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: BUSAC 285 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Course may be repeated when software program or online filing system changes

This is a course that uses a popular tax software program or online filing system to prepare income tax returns for an individual. Topics will include the basic tax formula, filing status, exemptions, dependents and the procedures for creating a taxpayer file and processing income, deductions, credits, capital gains and losses, and business activities to produce a final tax return. CSU

BUSAC-185

QuickBooks Accounting for Business I

1.5 units SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/9 hours laboratory/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: Completion of at least one half (1/2) of BUSAC 181 or 186 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An introductory course to computer accounting for business. Applies basic accounting knowledge and theory in QuickBooks. Includes sales, invoicing and receivables, payables and purchases, general accounting, financial statements, and end-of-period procedures for a service business. This course builds upon knowledge of bookkeeping principles. CSU

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Principles of Accounting I

4 units SC • 72 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Students seeking an introduction to bookkeeping techniques should register for the Applied Accounting course, BUSAC 181

A theory and procedures course required for many business administration and accounting majors. Introduction to fundamental financial accounting principles, theory, concepts and procedures as the basis of an information system. Includes the role of financial information in business decisions, basic financial statements and the processes used to prepare these financial statements. CSU, UC

BUSAC-187

Principles of Accounting II

4 units SC • 72 hours lecture per term • Prerequisite: BUSAC 186 or equivalent

A second semester theory and procedures course required for many business administration and accounting majors. Emphasis is on fundamental managerial accounting concepts that aid in decision making, performance evaluation, planning and cost control. CSU, UC

BUSAC-188

QuickBooks Accounting for Business II

1.5 units SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/9 hours laboratory/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: BUSAC 185 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Course may be repeated when software program changes

A second level course in computer accounting for business using a recognized software program. Focus will be on developing skills for creating a set of records and applications for a merchandising business including sales and receivables, payables and purchases, and end of period procedures. Topics will also include payroll and payroll tax reporting and related preparation of employee earnings reports. CSU

BUSAC-190

Payroll Accounting

1.5 units SC • 27 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course will cover one of the most important accounting functions: payroll. Students will learn how to calculate wages, determine required employer and employee tax deductions, process payroll, and file required reports. The course will also cover employment legislation and tax laws that affect payroll. CSU

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BUSAC-282 Intermediate Accounting 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Prerequisite: BUSAC 186 or equivalent • Recommended: BUSAC 187 or equivalent

An advanced level financial accounting course that reviews and builds on the foundation material presented in Principles of Accounting I. Emphasizes financial accounting concepts and reporting issues in association with financial statement preparation and interpretation. CSU

BUSAC-283

Auditing

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Prerequisite: BUSAC 186 or equivalent • Recommended: BUSAC 187 or equivalent

This is an intermediate level course on the role and responsibility of Certified Public Accountants in the audit of financial statements. Emphasis will be placed on verification of balance sheets and internal control of accounting systems and cycles. Topics include sampling techniques, auditing standards, professional ethics, legal liability, audit reports, and audit programs. CSU

BUSAC-284

Cost Accounting

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Prerequisite: BUSAC 187 or equivalent

Explores the accountant’s role in the decision making process. Emphasis on the determination, collection and analysis of cost information as it relates to planning and control. Job order costing, process costing, standard costing, other current costing methods, analysis of variances and analysis of cost information are included in this course. CSU

BUSAC-285

Federal Income Taxes-Individuals

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: BUSAC 186 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122

An exploration of the framework of the federal tax system. Application and analysis of the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, rulings and court cases. This course concentrates on federal income tax law for individuals and includes problem solving, perspectives on tax saving, and tax planning techniques. Introduction to tax preparation software is provided. CSU

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BUSAC-286

Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Prerequisite: BUSAC 186 or equivalent • Recommended: BUSAC 187 or equivalent

A study of accounting, budgeting, fiscal procedures and financial records of governmental agencies and private notfor-profit organizations. CSU

BUSAC-290

Corporate Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Prerequisite: BUSAC 282 or equivalent • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course develops sophisticated users of financial statements by providing an overview of the use of financial accounting information for evaluating past performance and predicting future performance of a company. The focus will be on understanding and analyzing the financial statements of a firm and supporting notes, rather than preparing them. The course also focuses on estimating the value of publicly-traded common stocks using models developed for this purpose. The course teaches the importance of the accounting methods used by the firm and develops a framework to examine the economic environment in which the firm operates to determine its sources of value and the financial and environmental risks that it faces. CSU

BUSAC-299

Student Instructional Assistant

.5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor.

Students work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

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Business information management required courses

Business information management – BUSIM

units

BUS 101 Business English.............................................. 3 BUS 103 Applied Business Mathematics....................... 3 BUS 250 Business Communications I............................ 3 BUSAC 181 Applied Accounting.......................................... 3 BUSIM 111 Keyboarding II: Intermediate Word Processing and Skill Development.................. 3 BUSIM 140 Database Records and Information Management.................................................... 3 BUSIM 145 Business Spreadsheet Applications................ 2 BUSIM 211 Office Procedures and Technology................. 3

Business Division Ellen Kruse, Interim Dean Business and Foreign Language Building 204 925-685-1230 ext. 2199

Possible career opportunities

The office assistant curriculum prepares students for employment as an office assistant, office supervisor, medical or legal secretary, event coordinator, word processor, desktop publishing specialist, account assistant, or support team coordinator.

elective units determined in consultation with certificate advisor.................................................................... 6-9

total minimum required units

29

Certificate participants must also meet established keyboarding and ten-key skill levels. Keyboarding speed: 50 wpm; 10-Key: 120 kspm

Program level student learning outcomes A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

Certificate of accomplishment Office professional essentials

This certificate of accomplishment provides basic business knowledge and office assistant skills for obtaining entrylevel employment in the business office.

Certificate of achievement

To earn a certificate of accomplishment, students must complete the required courses with a “C” grade or higher. Certificate requirements may be completed by attending a combination of day and evening classes.

Certificate of accomplishment

required courses

Certificate of achievement - Office professional

Office professional

This certificate program prepares students for entry-level positions in small and large business offices requiring support staff such as receptionists, administrative assistants, and general clerical assistance. To earn a certificate of achievement, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Certificate requirements can only be completed by attending both day and evening classes. Course requirements must be completed within three years of entering the program. At least 25 percent of the units must be completed at DVC. Substitutions will be considered on an individual basis.

units

BUS 101 Business English.............................................. 3 BUS 103 Applied Business Mathematics....................... 3 BUSIM 110 Keyboarding I................................................... 3

Office professional essentials

total minimum required units

9

BUSIM-025 ESL Keyboarding 1 unit P/NP • May be repeated once • Non degree applicable • 18 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Note: CELSA recommendation for ESL 076 or higher class; for absolute beginners

A beginning computer keyboarding/word processing course for students who are non-native speakers. Students will learn how to operate the computer keyboard by touch and to use a word processing program for creating basic reports.

Changes occur rapidly in the office information and technology environment; therefore, students should meet with an office professional certificate advisor in the business division to determine elective coursework that will assist them in reaching their personal and professional goals.

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Business information management

BUSIM-075 Topics in Business Information Management .3-4 unit SC • May be repeated three times • Non degree applicable • Variable hours • Recommended: Previous Windows experience

A supplemental course in business information management to provide a study of current concepts and problems in information management. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes.

BUSIM-110 Keyboarding I: Beginning Keyboarding/Introduction to Word Processing 3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory/54 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 116/118 or equivalent

A beginning course in keyboarding using the touch method. Personal use and prevocational emphasis on acquiring basic keyboarding skills and on producing documents (e-mail, reports, letters, tables, memos) using word processing software. Preparation for learning office production skills. CSU

BUSIM-111 Keyboarding II: Intermediate Word Processing and Skill Development 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: BUS 101 or equivalent and BUSIM 110 or equivalent • Note: See schedule of classes for current software used

This course is the second in the sequence of keyboarding/ word processing courses offered. Preparation of common business documents using intermediate to advanced level word processing skills is emphasized. Skill building activities are also included to develop speed and accuracy to employability levels. CSU

BUSIM-140 Database Records and Information Management 3 units SC • May be repeated once when software is changed or upgraded • 54 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122; keyboarding by touch

BUSIM-145 Business Spreadsheet Applications 2 units SC • May be repeated once • 27 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: See schedule of classes for software used

A business applications course, which uses a foundation of basic spreadsheet skills to emphasize the solving of business problems using a commercial spreadsheet program such as Excel. Business oriented cases and problems will be used to present and reinforce procedures for planning, designing, creating, and preparing worksheets. Preparation of business reports, incorporating graphs and database features, and time saving techniques will also be presented. Development of business problem-solving skills is emphasized. Recommended for employment preparation and upgrading of business skills. CSU

BUSIM-155 Topics in Office Technology and Administration .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

A supplemental course designed to provide a study of current technology or techniques in office administration. Specific topics will be announced. CSU

BUSIM-211 Office Procedures and Technology 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: BUS 101 or equivalent and BUSIM 111 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently); eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

A comprehensive course covering the essentials that office professionals must know to succeed in a professional office environment. Students will study all aspects of administrative office work and complete projects that simulate common office situations using various software packages, office equipment, and the Internet. Students will learn how to communicate effectively, process financial information, greet customers, handle multiple phone lines, operate standard office equipment, manage files, process mail, make travel arrangements, plan meetings, and use the Internet for business research and communication. Special emphasis will be placed on professionalism, ethics, communication, and career management. CSU

Beginning course in database records and information management. Course provides basic records management principles applied to various records systems based on ARMA (Association of Records Manager and Administrators) International rules. Current database software will be used to introduce information management functions. CSU 142

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Business management

Certificate of achievement - Small business management

Business management – BUSMG

This program is designed to prepare students for planning, organizing, and operating a business in wholesaling, retailing, and technology or service trade. The main thrust of the program is on managerial decision making under conditions of uncertainty and fierce competition. Courses involve studying case histories of decision-making issues and using business and management games to simulate the complicated interrelationships of various businesses.

Business Division Ellen Kruse, Interim Dean Business and Foreign Language Building 204 925-685-1230 ext. 2199

Possible career opportunities

The management studies certificate provides career opportunities as an administrative analyst, office manager, small business owner, operations manager, program coordinator, human resources professional, facilities manager, organizational development specialist, branch manager, or shift supervisor.

Program level student learning outcomes A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

To earn a certificate of achievement, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Certificate requirements can be completed by attending in the day, the evening, or both. required courses

units

BUS 103 Applied Business Mathematics....................... 3 BUS 109 Introduction to Business.................................. 3 BUS 294 Business Law................................................... 3 BUSMG 191 Small Business Management.......................... 3 BUSMG 192 Entrepreneurship/Venture Management......... 3 BUSMG 226 Group Behavior and Leadership...................... 3 BUSMK 158 Professional Selling.......................................... 3 BUSMK 255 Advertising........................................................ 3 plus at least 3 units from:

Certificates of achievement

BUSAC 181 Applied Accounting.......................................... 3 BUSAC 186 Principles of Accounting I................................ 4

Certificate of achievement - Management studies

BUSMG-120 Introduction to Management Studies

This program benefits students preparing to become managers and supervisors, and it is also valuable for persons already holding these positions.

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BUS 109 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

To earn a certificate of achievement, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Required courses are available in the evening and during the day.

This course is designed as an introduction to the skills and applications used in modern management practice. Topics may include foundation of management principles, planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, legal, ethical, and social responsibilities of management. CSU

Management studies Small business management

required courses

BUSMG 120 BUSMG 121 BUSMG 131 BUSMG 132 BUSMG 226

units

Introduction to Management Studies......... 3 Practices and Concepts of Supervision..... 3 Gender Issues in Management................... 3 Human Resource Management.................. 3 Group Behavior and Leadership................. 3

total minimum required units

BUSMG-121

*To substitute courses requires department chairperson approval. Substitutions are limited to 6 units outside the management department.

Upon completion of the small business management certificate, students will have built a foundation of business competencies and management strategies that will enable them to succeed as an entrepreneur, small business owner, partner, manager, or inventor. Diablo Valley College

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Practices and Concepts of Supervision

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

15

Possible career opportunities

total minimum required units

This course will provide the student with a real world approach that shows students how management practices and concepts are carried out. Each of the management functions - planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling - will be explained from the standpoint of how each function interrelates to the management process. Student participation includes a variety of management exercises and case study discussions. CSU

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BUSMG-131

Gender Issues in Management

3 units LR • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BUS 109 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An exploration of gender issues in management resulting from the expansion of women’s roles at work during the past decades and the growth of the multicultural workforce. Leadership styles, use of power, mentoring, networking, communicating, team work, discrimination, sexual harassment and family/work balance will be studied in the context of the current diverse workplace. CSU

BUSMG-132 Human Resource Management 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BUS 109 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

A comprehensive study of human resource management in organizations, including human resource planning; employment legislation; recruitment and selection; training and development; compensation and benefits; performance appraisal and career management; managing labor relations; safety, health, and well-being; and motivation and enhancing performance. The course will explore topics including values, ethical issues, leadership and communication, conflict, work design, and organizational culture. CSU

BUSMG-150 Topics in Management Studies .3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Recommended: BUS 109 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

A supplemental course in business designed to provide a study of current business problems or activities. CSU

BUSMG-191

Small Business Management

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BUS 103, BUS 109 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An introductory course intended for students who want to start a new small business, or are already involved in the ongoing management of an existing small business. Small business owners differ from entrepreneurs in that they often keep their businesses small and do not emphasize rapid growth. A small business is independently owned and operated, and is typically not dominant in its field. This course will cover relevant functional areas such as marketing, finance and human resources. It will also cover topics unique to small businesses, including managing a familyowned business, becoming a franchisee, and applying for a Small business Administration (SBA) loan. Students will get hands-on small business management experience by designing their own small businesses and putting together a business plan. CSU 144

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BUSMG-192 Entrepreneurship and Venture Management 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BUS 103, 109 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

A course designed for students who want to become entrepreneurs and successfully launch new business ventures. Entrepreneurs’ principle objectives are profitability and growth. They differ from other business owners in that they take more risks, and focus on developing innovative strategic practices and products in high tech and other high growth sectors. This course will cover the process of successfully launching, managing and growing an entrepreneurial firm, emphasizing opportunity recognition and feasibility analysis. It will also cover important topics such as developing an effective business model, protecting intellectual property and obtaining venture capital financing. Students will get hands-on entrepreneurial experience by designing their own entrepreneurial venture and developing a business plan. CSU

BUSMG-226 Group Behavior and Leadership 3 units LR • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BUS 109 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course will provide theoretical foundations and practical experiences with group behavior and leadership, resulting in increased awareness of the self in groups. The course includes the examination of workforce diversity, motivation, decision-making, and organizational politics. CSU

Business marketing – BUSMK Business Division Ellen Kruse, Interim Dean Business and Foreign Language Building 204 925-685-1230 ext. 2199

Possible career opportunities

Students can build a solid foundation in all phases of retailing, merchandising, and management, and are then prepared to work as a salesperson, store manager, merchandiser, account executive, buyer, market researcher, consultant, district manager, or store owner/operator. Some career options may require more than two years of college study.

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Program level student learning outcomes A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

Certificate of achievement

Business marketing

Certificate of achievement - Business marketing

This curriculum is designed to develop knowledge of sales, advertising, and marketing principles and procedures. Statistical analysis is incorporated into the program as a foundation for working in industry with target markets and data selection. To earn the certificate of achievement in business marketing, students must complete each course with a “C” grade or higher and maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in the coursework required for the certificate. All coursework required for the certificate must be completed within seven (7) years of the certificate date. required courses

BUS 240 Statistics........................................................... 3 BUSMK 256 Marketing.......................................................... 3 plus a minimum of 6 units from:

BUS 209 International Business...................................... 3 BUSMK 158 Professional Selling.......................................... 3 BUSMK 255 Advertising........................................................ 3 Any RE course....................................................................... 3

total minimum required units

12

BUSMK-158 Professional Selling 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BUS 109 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

and electronic markets. Topics include effects of consumer behavior patterns, the client-agency relationship, and the development and evaluation of advertising campaigns. CSU

BUSMK-256 Marketing 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BUS 109 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

Introduction to marketing functions involved in facilitating the exchange of goods and services. Focus on the analysis of markets: assessment of the marketing environment; formulation of marketing strategy; and development of the marketing mix variables of product, price, promotion, and distribution. Ethical issues considered. CSU

BUSMK-257 Applied Advertising and Promotion 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: BUSMK 255 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course uses advertising and promotional tools for planning and coordinating an integrated promotional campaign. Students will work in a group as an agency with one client to apply course materials to a client business. Groups identify the target audience, set the communications goals, develop the promotional strategies, and evaluate the results. Emphasis is placed upon the efficient use of the client’s resources to accomplish communications goals through an effective promotional program. CSU

BUSMK-298 Independent Study .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Prerequisite: Submission of acceptable educational contract to department and Instruction Office; topics must extend study beyond courses offered.

An opportunity for students to pursue special interests under direction of the faculty. CSU

Theory and practice of personal selling with a focus on relationship marketing and a concentration on the selling process. Emphasis on sales strategies, techniques and settings. Skills development in product knowledge, customer analysis, prospecting, presenting, and closing the sale. Also addresses team sales presentations. CSU

BUSMK-255 Advertising 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

A study of the historical, social, ethical, economic, and regulatory aspects of advertising. The subject evaluates advertising, media, and creative strategies for traditional

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Business real estate – RE

required courses select at least 24 units from:

units

RE 160 RE 161 RE 162 RE 163 RE 164 RE 165 RE 166 RE 167 RE 262

Real Estate Principles...................................... 3 Legal Aspects of Real Estate........................... 3 Real Estate Appraisal....................................... 3 Real Estate Practice......................................... 3 Real Estate Finance......................................... 3 Real Estate Economics.................................... 3 Escrow Procedures.......................................... 3 Real Estate Property Management.................. 3 Real Estate Appraisal II.................................... 3

Real estate professionals may specialize in selling, appraising, inspecting, financing, managing, or leasing apartment, residential, recreational, commercial, and industrial or farm property. They may provide support services in real estate, such as title services, brokers, appraisers, and market analysis.

total minimum required units

Real estate professionals must obtain a state license to practice their profession in California.

A supplemental course in real estate to provide a study of current concepts and problems in real estate. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

Business Division Ellen Kruse, Interim Dean Business and Foreign Language Building 204 925-685-1230 ext. 2199

Possible career opportunities

Once licensed, a professional can serve as an agent, property manager, developer, licensed broker, appraiser, escrow officer, investment specialist, insurance agent, claims adjuster, and estate administrator. Some career options may require more than two years of college study, or continuing education.

24

RE-150 Topics in Real Estate .3-4 units SC • Variable hours

RE-160

Real Estate Principles

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term

A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

An introductory course of entry into the real estate profession, for investing in real estate or for a better understanding of transfers of real property. The course covers real and personal property acquisition, ownership, estates in real property, contracts, deeds, financing, taxes, property transfer, agency and other essential topics. It will also assist persons preparing for the real estate salesperson’s license examination, although it is not specifically or solely designed as a pre-licensing course. CSU

Certificate of achievement

RE-161

Program level student learning outcomes

Real estate

Certificate of achievement - Real estate We offer evening classes for those interested in studying real estate in order to become a better-informed consumer, an investor, or a professional in the field. To earn a certificate of achievement, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher. All required courses are available in the evening.

Legal Aspects of Real Estate

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: RE 160 or valid CA RE license or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Applies toward the state educational requirements for brokers license examination

California law as it pertains to the practice of real estate. CSU

RE-162

Real Estate Appraisal

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: RE 160 or valid California real estate license; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Applies toward the state educational requirements for broker’s license examination

Basic principles and influences on valuation; techniques of valuation, including the appraisal process; site analysis and depreciation; cost, market, data, and income approaches. Case studies illustrating the techniques and principles. Field work, single-family residential from appraisal report. CSU

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RE-163

Real Estate Practice

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Valid real estate license or RE 160; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Applies toward the state educational requirements for brokers license examination

A comprehensive presentation of techniques of prospecting, listing, selling, financing, purchase agreements, escrow, exchange, and property management. Subjects are covered primarily on a practical basis and include working knowledge of the practices necessary to be effective in the real estate industry. CSU

RE-164

RE-201

Advanced Real Estate Studies

.3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

A supplemental course in real estate designed to provide a study of current real estate problems or activities. Specific topics to be announced. CSU

RE-262

Real Estate Finance

Real Estate Appraisal II

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: RE 160 and RE 162 or valid CA RE license or equivalent • Note: Applies toward the broker’s license requirements and the continuing education of appraisers, sales and broker’s licenses

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: RE 160 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Applies toward the state educational requirements for the sales or broker’s license

A broad overview of real estate finance including conventional, FHA-VA and non-institutional loans as well as construction, investment, and creative financing. CSU

RE-165

mercial and business properties. Relevant topics include: acquisition, financing, maintenance, taxes, insurance, furnishings, and tenant relations. CSU

Real Estate Economics

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: RE 160 or valid CA RE license or equivalent • Note: Serves to satisfy the license requirements for real estate sales and brokers and also the continuing education requirements of appraisers

Applying economic concepts and theories to enhance the understanding of the functioning of real estate markets. Special attention to the role of government and other economic sectors in the observed value and returns on residential and commercial real estate will be observed. CSU

RE-166 Escrow Procedures 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: RE 160 or valid CA RE license or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: Applies toward the state educational requirements for sales and broker’s license examination

A careful study of the narrative appraisal report, the different approaches to appraisal including the market data approach, cost approach, gross income estimate, capitalization rates, building residual techniques, as used in the appraisal of commercial real estate. Advanced study in appraisal and valuation techniques with emphasis on income, commercial, and industrial properties. Prepare case testimony for governmental agencies. CSU

Career – CARER See also Counseling - COUNS Counseling Division Terry Armstrong, Dean Counseling Center 211 925-685-1230 ext. 2288

Possible career opportunities

A study of the procedures required to complete a valid escrow in order to close a real estate transaction. Emphasis placed on technical skills, legal aspects, ethical restrictions, interfacing with financing and real estate agents. CSU

Diablo Valley College’s career development courses are designed to provide students with opportunities to explore career fields and become familiar with the skills needed to successfully obtain and maintain employment.

CARER-110 Career and Life Planning RE-167

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Formerly COUNS 110

Real Estate Property Management

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: RE 160 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course focuses primarily on managing residential and apartment properties. It also contains information on comDiablo Valley College

In this course students will learn research strategies to make effective career and major choices, using a variety of techniques to find, retrieve, and evaluate career planning

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information. Utilizing career assessments, students will identify their preferred work values, interests, skills and personality traits. Research will then focus on the exploration of labor market needs, educational and employment requirements, and career ladders within given professions resulting in an effective educational and job search plan. This course will develop psychological “soft skills” in the domain of human relations: interpersonal communication, self-esteem and professional confidence, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and effective collaboration in term-building skills. CSU

CARER-120

Career Assessment

1 unit P/NP • 18 hours lecture per term • Note: Testing fee required. Not intended for students who have completed CARER 110

This course is designed to promote self-awareness through the administration of career assessments, discussion and interpretation of interests, aptitude, personality and values assessments. Various career assessment inventories will be used as a starting point in the career exploration process. Recommended for people changing careers and/or reentering the workforce. CSU

CARER-130

Career and Major Exploration

1 unit P/NP • 18 hours lecture per term • Recommended: CARER 120 or equivalent • Formerly CARER 160

This course is designed for students who are undecided about their career and/or educational goals. It includes an introduction to the basic career planning process and computerized information systems that aid in the research of occupational and college major options. CSU

CARER-170

Career Transitions

1 unit P/NP • 18 hours lecture per term

This course provides a theoretical and practical basis for the student to define and plan individual career/life goals. Lecture and discussions will analyze the processes involved in making informed career decisions as well as effective strategies for determining career goals. Students will also identify and discuss the employability skills most commonly sought by employers. CSU

Chemistry – CHEM Physical Sciences Division Dennis Smith, Dean Physical Science Building 263 925-685-1230 ext. 2359

Possible career opportunities

Chemists identify and solve problems by applying logic, scientific thinking, and knowledge of natural laws. Chemistry majors work in educational settings and in government, nonprofit charities, or research foundations. Chemists work in manufacturing companies, cosmetic companies, environmental assessment firms, medical laboratories, petroleum companies and pharmaceutical companies. They also can become health administrators, and physicians (all specialties). Many careers require more than two years of college study.

CHEM-106 Chemistry for Non-Science Majors CARER-140 Job Search Strategies 1 unit P/NP • 18 hours lecture per term

This course prepares students for the employment search process including identification of goals and job skills, how to complete an application, traditional and electronic cover letters and resumes, interviewing techniques, job market research and overview of employee and employer rights. Students will identify and discuss the employability skills most commonly sought by employers. CSU

CARER-150 Topics in Careers .3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

4 units SC • 72 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: MATH 110 or one year of high school algebra or equivalent • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent • Note: This is not a preparatory course for other chemistry courses

This course is designed to develop scientific literacy for non-science majors and to meet the general education requirement for physical science with lab. The course places chemistry concepts in a practical context using qualitative and quantitative examples that are encountered in everyday life. Laboratory exercises include hands-on experiments related to concepts covered in lecture. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

This course is designed to address topics in career and job search related subjects. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

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CHEM-108 Introductory Chemistry

CHEM-120 General College Chemistry I

4 units SC • 72 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: MATH 110 or one year of high school algebra or equivalent • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

This course is an introduction to the experimental science of chemistry. Using mathematical word problems and chemical terms, the student will have an overview of inorganic chemistry that could be used to continue to General Chemistry or to complete the sequence of chemistry courses designed for nursing and dental hygiene (with CHEM 109). This course is appropriate for those that have no high school chemistry experience. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

CHEM-109 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 4 units SC • 72 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: CHEM 108 or CHEM 120 or high school chemistry or equivalent

CHEM 109 provides a focused introduction to the chemistry of living things. Organic chemistry (the study of carbon compounds) is linked to biochemistry (the chemical basis of life) through the relationship of molecular structure and function. The CHEM 108 and 109 sequence is designed to meet the needs of programs such as dental hygiene and nursing. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC-see counselor)

CHEM-119 Chemistry 120 Supplemental Workshop 1 unit P/NP • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 120

This course is intended to enhance students’ abilities to achieve their full potential in CHEM 120. Selected subject matter from CHEM 120 will be examined in the context of activities intended to solidify concepts and expand such skills as problem solving, learning how to learn chemistry, using resources, and working as a team. Activities will be predominantly collaborative. CSU

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5 units LR • 90 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: CHEM 108 or appropriate chemistry skill level demonstrated through Chemistry Diagnostic Test or equivalent; MATH 120 or equivalent • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent

An introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry including the topics: atomic theory, chemical reactions, bonding, structure, stoichiometry, gases, solutions, redox, thermochemistry, equilibrium, and acid-base chemistry. CSU, UC

CHEM-121 General College Chemistry II 5 units LR • 90 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: CHEM 120 or equivalent

This course is a continuation of CHEM 120, General College Chemistry I. Subject matter includes: buffers, titration curves, solubility products, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, molecular orbital theory, coordination complexes, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry, spectroscopy, quantitative experiments, and qualitative analysis. CSU, UC

CHEM-150 Topics in Chemistry .3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

A supplemental course in chemistry to provide a study of current concepts and problems in chemistry. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

CHEM-226 Organic Chemistry I 5 units LR • 90 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: CHEM 121 or equivalent

This course is the first semester of a two semester sequence (CHEM 226-227) that covers structure and bonding, stereochemistry, conformational analysis, reaction mechanisms, and the nomenclature, physical properties, and reactions of various classes of organic compounds (alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatics, alkyl halides, alcohols, and ethers). Basic organic laboratory techniques are introduced and used in syntheses or other projects. Chemical safety, information retrieval and good lab practices are emphasized. A variety of laboratory instrumentation skills are developed including operation and analysis using GC, IR and UV-Visible spectroscopy. CSU, UC

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CHEM-227 General Organic Chemistry II 5 units LR • 90 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: CHEM 226 or equivalent

A continuation of CHEM 226, this second semester course covers spectroscopy, additional reaction mechanisms, the nomenclature, physical properties, and reactions of other basic classes of compounds (organometallics, aldehyes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, and amines). The nature and reactions of multifunctional compounds, and the structure and reactions of biochemical molecules (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins and nucleic acids) are also discussed. Laboratory work includes hands-on spectroscopic techniques (i.e. NMR, IR), qualitative organic analysis, more advance projects involving synthesis, and a library research project using university-level chemical literature resources. CSU, UC

Chinese – CHIN Students with prior foreign language instruction should check with a language teacher regarding their proper placement in foreign language courses. The following system is generally used to determine the appropriate term of college work based on high school language: two years equal one college term; three years equal two college terms; four years equal three college terms. Applied and Fine Arts Division Michael Almaguer, Dean Humanities Building 112 and 113 925-685-1230 ext. 2312

Possible career opportunities

CHEM-298 Independent Study .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Submission of acceptable educational contract to department and Instruction Office; topics must extend study beyond courses offered.

An opportunity for advanced students to study special interests under the direction of the faculty. CSU

CHEM-299 Student Instructional Assistant .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor.

Students work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

The study of Chinese can open up opportunities in communications, foreign trade and banking, transportation, government, the Foreign Service, tourism, library services, teaching, professional translating, journalism, and all levels of education, including university teaching. Most foreign language careers require more than two years of study.

Program level student learning outcomes A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

Certificate of achievement Mandarin Chinese

Certificate of achievement - Mandarin Chinese

This certificate of achievement was created to give students the opportunity to show potential employers in this country and in other countries that the student has completed a certain number of courses in Chinese and prepares students with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Chinese and familiarizes them with the culture of China and other Chinese-speaking countries. This certificate of achievement provides students, prospective employers and others with documented evidence of persistence and academic accomplishment in the language. The certificate requires completion of 15 to 20 units from the following list of courses. Each course used to meet a certificate requirement must be completed with a grade of “C” grade or higher.

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Colloquia complete a minimum of 15 units from the following list of courses: units

CHIN 120 CHIN 121 CHIN 220 CHIN 221

First Term Mandarin Chinese........................... 5 Second Term Mandarin Chinese..................... 5 Third Term Mandarin Chinese.......................... 5 Fourth Term Mandarin Chinese....................... 5

total minimum required units

CHIN-120

First-Term Mandarin Chinese

This beginning Chinese course emphasizes pronunciation drill, sentence pattern analysis and development of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Character reading and writing are introduced. Cultural material and information are used extensively in this course. CSU, UC

CHIN-298 Independent Study .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Submission of acceptable educational contract to department and Instruction Office; topics must extend study beyond courses offered.

An opportunity for advanced students to study special interests under the direction of faculty. CSU

Second-Term Mandarin Chinese

5 units SC • 90 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: CHIN 120 or equivalent

A continuation of CHIN 120 for verbal and written purposes. Use of original Chinese characters is introduced at the sentence and the paragraph level. Students will be familiarized with both simplified and original writing systems. Cultural topics may include education, family, and daily life. Writing skills will be emphasized. The proficiency level should develop to a basic survival level. CSU, UC

CHIN-150 Topics in Chinese .3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

A supplemental course in Chinese to provide a study of current concepts and problems in Chinese and related subdivisions. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

CHIN-220 Third-Term Mandarin Chinese 5 units SC • 90 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: CHIN 121 or equivalent

This is a third term intermediate course, the continuation of CHIN 121, with a review of grammar. The student will develop fluency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Chinese. The uses of the six basic functional components of the Chinese sentence are expanded and new vocabulary and idiomatic expressions are introduced. Selected readings about Chinese culture and literature will be explored. This course is taught entirely in original Chinese characters, and students may use either Chinese written system to develop their knowledge and ability. CSU, UC Diablo Valley College

Fourth-Term Mandarin Chinese

5 units SC • 90 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: CHIN 220 or equivalent

This course is the continuation of CHIN 220 to develop fluency in all aspects of the Chinese language with particular attention to literary forms as reflected in the contemporary Chinese world. This course reviews grammar and develops reading and writing skills in Chinese. Passages from Chinese literature and readings about Chinese culture will be studied. Computer skills in Chinese will be introduced. CSU, UC

15

5 units SC • 90 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term

CHIN-121

CHIN-221

CHIN-299 Student Instructional Assistant .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours • Note: Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor.

Students work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

Colloquia – COLQY Social Sciences Division Lyn Krause, Dean Faculty Office 134 925-685-1230 ext. 2518

COLQY-120 Colloquia .5-3 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

A colloquium is a discussion group of students who meet with an instructor over the period of a term. The purpose is to stimulate serious thought of a particular topic through Catalog 2010-2011

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discussion and analysis. The schedule of classes and student transcript will indicate the general subject matter of each colloquium offered. CSU

management systems and basic network principles. These CIS courses prepare students for a career path in computer information systems and technologies. These courses teach terminology and provide hands-on laboratory experience with operating and network systems and stand alone and internet based applications.

Computer information systems – CIS

In order to obtain an associate in science degree, students must complete the courses required for the core certificate of achievement and a minimum of one area of technical specialization, and complete all graduation requirements as listed in the Diablo Valley College catalog. To earn a degree, students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C” grade or higher and maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in the coursework required for the major. Other electives and course substitutions not listed below are possible with department chairperson approval.

San Ramon Valley Center Division Kathleen Costa, Dean 925-866-1822 ext. 5103

Program level student learning outcomes A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

Computer information systems Specializations: Database management Project management Web technology Web graphics

CIS 100 CIS 101

Microsoft Word - Comprehensive................... 2 Microsoft Excel - Comprehensive................... 2 Microsoft PowerPoint - Comprehensive.......... 2

Microsoft Windows - Comprehensive............. 2 Apple Mac Operating System.......................... 2

plus a minimum of 4 units from:

systems - Core systems - Database

CIS 117 Microsoft Access - Comprehensive................ 2 CIS 119 Microsoft Outlook - Comprehensive............... 2 COMSC 138 Using Visual Basic for Applications................. 2

Core courses units subtotal

12

systems - Project Choose one of the following four technical specialization areas:

systems - Web graphics systems - Web technology

Certificates of accomplishment

systems - Database systems - Project

database management - required courses

CIS 107 CIS 117 CIS 160

The computer information systems associate in science program prepares the student for jobs in business and government as information technologies and management workers. Principal areas of study are computer software applications, internet technologies, database systems, project

PROGRAMs and courses

Web Database with Dreamweaver................... 2 Microsoft Access - Comprehensive................ 2 Introduction to MySQL..................................... 2

database management - recommended elective

CNT 135

systems - Web graphics systems - Web technology

Associate in science degree - Computer information systems

152

units

plus a minimum of 2 units from:

Certificates of achievement

Computer information management Computer information management Computer information Computer information

major requirements core courses

CIS 115 CIS 116 CIS 118

Associate in science degree

Computer information Computer information management Computer information management Computer information Computer information

Students are limited to one associate in science degree regardless of the number of specializations completed. Multiple certificates may be awarded.

SQL Programming............................................ 4

project management - required courses

CIS 180 CIS 181

Introduction to Project Management/ CAPM Prep....................................................... 3 Project Management Fundamentals/ PMI PMP Prep.................................................. 3

project management - recommended electives

CIS 185 CIS 186

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Microsoft Project.............................................. 2 Microsoft Visio................................................. 2

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Computer information systems web technology - required courses

CIS 105 CIS 106 CIS 107

Introduction to Web Design............................. 2 Adobe Dreamweaver - Comprehensive........... 2 Web Database with Dreamweaver................... 2

web technology - recommended electives

CIS 117 Microsoft Access - Comprehensive................ 2 CIS 160 Introduction to MySQL..................................... 2 COMSC 095 WWW Publishing with HTML........................... 1 web graphics - required courses

CIS 130 CIS 131 CIS 132

Adobe Photoshop Elements............................ 2 Adobe Flash - Comprehensive........................ 2 Adobe Premiere Elements - Comprehensive... 2

web graphics - recommended electives

CIS 133 CIS 134 CIS 135

Using Camtasia................................................ 1 Using Apple iLife.............................................. 2 Podcasting....................................................... 1

total minimum required units

18

CIS 115 CIS 116 CIS 118

CNT 135

SQL Programming............................................ 4

Certificate of achievement - Computer information systems - project management required course

CIS 115 CIS 116 CIS 118 CIS 180 CIS 181

units

Microsoft Word - Comprehensive................... 2 Microsoft Excel - Comprehensive................... 2 Microsoft PowerPoint - Comprehensive.......... 2 Introduction to Project Management/ CAPM Prep....................................................... 3 Project Management Fundamentals/ PMI PMP Prep.................................................. 3

plus a minimum of 2 units from:

CIS 100 CIS 101

Microsoft Windows - Comprehensive............. 2 Apple Mac Operating System.......................... 2

plus a minimum of 4 units from:

CIS 117 Microsoft Access - Comprehensive................ 2 CIS 119 Microsoft Outlook - Comprehensive............... 2 COMSC 138 Using Visual Basic for Applications................. 2

Certificate of achievement - computer information systems - core required courses

database management - recommended elective

total minimum required units

18

units

Microsoft Word - Comprehensive................... 2 Microsoft Excel - Comprehensive................... 2 Microsoft PowerPoint - Comprehensive.......... 2

project management - recommended electives

CIS 185 CIS 186

Microsoft Project.............................................. 2 Microsoft Visio................................................. 2

plus a minimum of 2 units from:

CIS 100 CIS 101

Microsoft Windows - Comprehensive............. 2 Apple Mac Operating System.......................... 2

plus a minimum of 4 units from :

CIS 117 Microsoft Access - Comprehensive................ 2 CIS 119 Microsoft Outlook - Comprehensive............... 2 COMSC 138 Using Visual Basic for Applications................. 2

total minimum required units

12

Certificate of achievement - Computer information systems - database management required courses

CIS 107 CIS 115 CIS 116 CIS 117 CIS 118 CIS 160

required courses

CIS 115 CIS 116 CIS 118 CIS 130 CIS 131 CIS 132

units

Microsoft Word - Comprehensive................... 2 Microsoft Excel - Comprehensive................... 2 Microsoft PowerPoint - Comprehensive.......... 2 Adobe Photoshop Elements............................ 2 Adobe Flash - Comprehensive........................ 2 Adobe Premiere Elements Comprehensive................................................ 2

plus a minimum of 2 units from: units

Web Database with Dreamweaver................... 2 Microsoft Word - Comprehensive................... 2 Microsoft Excel - Comprehensive................... 2 Microsoft Access - Comprehensive................ 2 Microsoft PowerPoint - Comprehensive.......... 2 Introduction to MySQL..................................... 2

plus a minimum of 2 units from:

CIS 100 CIS 101

Certificate of achievement - Computer information systems - web graphics

Microsoft Windows - Comprehensive............. 2 Apple Mac Operating System.......................... 2

plus a minimum of 4 units from:

CIS 100 CIS 101

Microsoft Windows - Comprehensive............. 2 Apple Mac Operating System.......................... 2

plus a minimum of 4 units from:

CIS 117 Microsoft Access - Comprehensive................ 2 CIS 119 Microsoft Outlook - Comprehensive............... 2 COMSC 138 Using Visual Basic for Applications................. 2

total minimum required units

18

web graphics - recommended electives

CIS 133 CIS 134 CIS 135

Using Camtasia................................................ 1 Using Apple iLife.............................................. 2 Podcasting....................................................... 1

CIS 117 Microsoft Access - Comprehensive................ 2 CIS 119 Microsoft Outlook - Comprehensive............... 2 COMSC 138 Using Visual Basic for Applications................. 2

total minimum required units

18

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Certificate of accomplishment - Computer information systems - web graphics

required courses units

required courses

CIS 105 CIS 106 CIS 107 CIS 115 CIS 116 CIS 118

Introduction to Web Design............................. 2 Adobe Dreamweaver - Comprehensive........... 2 Web Database with Dreamweaver................... 2 Microsoft Word - Comprehensive................... 2 Microsoft Excel - Comprehensive................... 2 Microsoft PowerPoint - Comprehensive.......... 2

units

CIS 130 CIS 131 CIS 132

Adobe Photoshop Elements............................ 2 Adobe Flash - Comprehensive........................ 2 Adobe Premiere Elements - Comprehensive.. 2

total minimum required units

6

web graphics - recommended electives

plus a minimum of 2 units from:

CIS 133 CIS 134 CIS 135

plus a minimum of 4 units from:

Certificate of accomplishment - Computer information systems - web technology

CIS 100 CIS 101

Microsoft Windows - Comprehensive............. 2 Apple Mac Operating System.......................... 2

CIS 117 Microsoft Access - Comprehensive................ 2 CIS 119 Microsoft Outlook - Comprehensive............... 2 COMSC 138 Using Visual Basic for Applications................. 2

total minimum required units

18

CIS 117 Microsoft Access - Comprehensive................ 2 CIS 160 Introduction to MySQL..................................... 2 COMSC 095 WWW Publishing with HTML........................... 1

Certificate of accomplishment - Computer information systems - database management required courses

units

CIS 107 CIS 117 CIS 160

Web Database with Dreamweaver................... 2 Microsoft Access - Comprehensive................ 2 Introduction to MySQL..................................... 2

total minimum required units

6

database management - recommended elective

CNT 135

SQL Programming............................................ 4

Certificate of accomplishment Computer information systems - project management required courses

units

CIS 180 CIS 181

Introduction to Project Management/ CAPM Prep....................................................... 3 Project Management Fundamentals/ PMI PMP Prep.................................................. 3

total minimum required units

6

project management - recommended electives

CIS 185 CIS 186

required course

CIS 105 CIS 106 CIS 107

web technology - recommended electives

Microsoft Project.............................................. 2 Microsoft Visio................................................. 2

Using Camtasia................................................ 1 Using Apple iLife.............................................. 2 Podcasting....................................................... 1

units

Introduction to Web Design............................. 2 Adobe Dreamweaver - Comprehensive........... 2 Web Database with Dreamweaver................... 2 total minimum required units

6

web technology - recommended electives

CIS 117 CIS 160 COMSC 095

Microsoft Access - Comprehensive............ 2 Introduction to MySQL................................ 2 WWW Publishing with HTML...................... 1

CIS-050 Topics in Current Operating Systems .3-2 units SC • May be repeated three times • Non degree applicable • Variable hours

A supplemental course in CIS to provide a study and application of current techniques in computer operating systems. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes.

CIS-051 Topics in Word Processing Applications .3-2 units SC • May be repeated three times • Non degree applicable • Variable hours

A supplemental course in CIS to provide a study and application of current techniques in word processing applications. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes.

CIS-052 Topics in Spreadsheets and Financial Applications .3-2 units SC • May be repeated three times • Non degree applicable • Variable hours

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applications. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes.

CIS-053 Topics in Graphics and Presentation Applications

A supplemental course in CIS to provide a study and application of current techniques in graphics and presentation applications. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes.

CIS-054 Topics in Database Applications .3-2 units SC • May be repeated three times • Non degree applicable • Variable hours

A supplemental course in CIS to provide a study and application of current techniques in database applications. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes.

CIS-105 Introduction to Web Design 2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course introduces students to the web development cycle. This process is used to create, organize, and maintain web sites that are easy to use and understand. Emphasis is placed on navigation, organization, presentation, and maintenance of web sites. No previous web design experience is required. CSU

CIS-106

CIS-055 Topics in Internet and Web Design .3-2 units SC • May be repeated three times • Non degree applicable • Variable hours

A supplemental course in CIS to provide a study and application of current techniques in Internet and web design. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes.

Special Topics in Software Applications

.75-2 units SC • May be repeated three times • Non degree applicable • Variable hours

A supplemental course in CIS to provide a study of current concepts and techniques in computer software applications. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes.

CIS-100

Apple Mac Operating System

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course teaches the functions of the Apple Mac Operating System, including the graphical user interface, file and folder management, system preferences, and networking. No previous computer experience is required. CSU

.3-2 units SC • May be repeated three times • Non degree applicable • Variable hours

CIS-099

CIS-101

Microsoft Windows - Comprehensive

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course teaches the functions of Microsoft Windows Operating System (OS). It prepares students to use the various local and network functions of the current Windows OS. No previous computer experience is required. CSU

Adobe Dreamweaver Comprehensive

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course is for students who want to learn the comprehensive functions of Adobe Dreamweaver. This program, which is part of the Adobe Creative Suite, is a web authoring and web animation software that is used industry wide. This course is for students who want a deeper understanding of the program. No previous experience with this software is required. CSU

CIS-107

Web Database with Dreamweaver

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course will enable students to use Dreamweaver to develop database-driven web pages. Students will learn basic database concept and use Dreamweaver’s server behaviors to connect to a database and display and manipulate database content over the web. CSU

CIS-115

Microsoft Word - Comprehensive

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

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cessing program which is part of the Microsoft Office Suite. This course prepares students for Microsoft certification testing but is also useful for students who want a deeper understanding of the program. No previous experience with this software is required. CSU

CIS-116

Microsoft Excel - Comprehensive

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course is for students who want to learn the comprehensive functions of Microsoft Excel, a powerful spreadsheet program which is part of the Microsoft Office Suite. This course prepares students for Microsoft certification testing but is also useful for students who want a deeper understanding of the program. No previous experience with this software is required. CSU

CIS-117

Microsoft Access - Comprehensive

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course is for students who want to learn the comprehensive functions of Microsoft Access, a powerful database program which is part of the Microsoft Office Suite. This course prepares students for Microsoft certification testing but is also useful for students who want a deeper understanding of the program. No previous experience with this software is required. CSU

CIS-118

Microsoft PowerPoint Comprehensive

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent

This course is for students who want to learn the comprehensive functions of Microsoft PowerPoint, a powerful presentation program which is part of the Microsoft Office Suite. This course prepares students for Microsoft certification testing but is also useful for students who want a deeper understanding of the program. No previous experience with this software is required. CSU

CIS-119

Microsoft Outlook - Comprehensive

of the Microsoft Office Suite. This course prepares students for Microsoft certification testing but is also useful for students who want a deeper understanding of the program. No previous experience with this software is required. CSU

CIS-130

Adobe Photoshop Elements

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course helps students to develop proficiency in Adobe Photoshop Elements; it covers acquiring, organizing, fixing, enhancing and sharing images. CSU

CIS-131

Adobe Flash - Comprehensive

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course is for students who want to learn the comprehensive functions and have a deeper understanding of Adobe Flash. This program, which is part of the Adobe Creative Suite, is a web authoring and web animation software that is used industry wide. No previous experience with this software is required. CSU

CIS-132

Adobe Premiere Elements Comprehensive

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course will allow students to gain proficiency in Adobe Premiere Elements, covering video acquisition, editing, titling, web and DVD authoring. CSU

CIS-133

Using Camtasia

1 unit SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

A course on using Camtasia Studio to create training presentations and demonstrations. Students will learn screen capturing, editing, and production of final video for online and other digital media. CSU

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

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CIS-134

Using Apple iLife

CIS-181

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

An introduction to Apple’s iLife to create, organize, view and publish digital content, such as pictures, movies, music, and web pages. The course will cover iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, GarageBand, and iDVD. CSU

CIS-135

Podcasting

1 unit SC • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: CIS 180 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course is an intermediate course on formal professional project management. This course prepares the student to take the internationally recognized Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. Earning a PMP certification demonstrates that the student has acquired the skills to manage projects, deliver products and has a solid knowledge of PMP fundamentals. CSU

CIS-185

A course on creating and syndicating digital media over the internet. It covers the tools to create digital media and the techniques to promote them on the internet. CSU

CIS-150 Topics in Computer Information Systems .75-4 units SC • Variable hours

A supplemental course in Computer Information Systems to provide a study of current concepts and problems. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

Microsoft Project

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course introduces the basic features and tools of Microsoft Project, including the following: creating a task list, setting up and assigning resources, tracking progress on tasks, organizing and formatting project details, publishing project information, sharing project information with other programs, tracking project progress, and consolidating projects and resources. CSU

CIS-186

CIS-160 Introduction to MySql

Project Management Fundamentals/ PMI PMP Prep

Microsoft Visio

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CIS 100 or CIS 101 or equivalent • Note: Credit by examination option available

Students will learn to use Microsoft Visio to create diagrams and flowcharts, including designing, creating, saving, and printing new Visio documents. CSU

This course introduces students to the MySql database program, which is used to create, organize, and maintain dynamic web sites. Emphasis is placed on table creation, queries, and database management. CSU

CIS-180 Introduction to Project Management/ CAPM Prep 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture per term • Note: Credit by examination option available

This course is an introductory course on formal professional project management. It will also prepare the student to take the internationally recognized Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification exam. Earning a CAPM certification demonstrates that an individual possesses the skills required to manage projects and deliver products. Students will gain a solid knowledge of the processes of project management. The CAPM certification is recognized by nearly every industry in over 120 countries around the world. This course requires no previous experience with project management. CSU Diablo Valley College

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Computer network technology – CNT These CNT courses prepare students for a career path in computer network technologies. These courses teach terminology and provide hands-on laboratory experience with operating systems and network devices. These courses begin to prepare the student for popular vendor certifications such as MCSE, MCSA, MSDBA, CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, CCDP, and copper/fiber cabling to name a few. Math and Computer Sciences Division Rachel Westlake, Dean Math Building 267 925-685-1230 ext. 2359

CNT 131 CNT 138

The job titles of people employed in computer networking include: systems administrator, network administrator, network engineer, database administrator, LAN specialist and network designer.

Program level student learning outcomes A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

Associate in science degree

Microsoft Windows system administration

Certificate of achievement

Microsoft Windows system administration

Associate in science degree - Microsoft Windows systems administration

The associate degree in computer networking - Microsoft Windows systems administration prepares a student for a career in Information Technology while enabling the student to earn an associate in science degree. The degree offers students a broad general education while integrating an in-depth study of networking with Microsoft products. Students who intend to transfer to a four-year program should consult with a counselor regarding other course requirements. To earn a degree, students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C” grade or higher and maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in the coursework for the major and complete all graduation requirements as listed in the catalog. Some courses may satisfy both major and other graduation requirements; however, the units are only counted once. PROGRAMs and courses

BUS 250 CNT 105 CNT 114 CNT 117 CNT 118 CNT 223 COMTC 110 COMTC 118

units

Business Communications I......................... 3 Computer Networking Software/Hardware. 3 Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials/Administration............................. 3 Implementing Microsoft Windows Directory Services........................................................ 3 Implementing a Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure.................................. 3 Designing a Secure Microsoft Windows Network......................................................... 3 Introduction to Computer Hardware/ Software........................................................ 4 Introduction to Operating Systems.............. 4

plus at least 6 units from:

Possible career opportunities

158

major requirements

Database Administration.............................. 4 Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server........................................... 3

total minimum required units

33

Certificate of achievement - Microsoft Windows systems administration

The Microsoft Windows systems administration program is designed to fully prepare students to install, configure and administer Microsoft products. The program focuses on Microsoft, but also includes support courses that are not vendor specific and better prepare the student to work in the field. Completion of the program helps to prepare students to take and pass the Microsoft series of certification exams. You will need to complete a separate testing process administered by Microsoft that generally requires payment of fees to receive the certification as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). This curriculum provides preparation for a career in computer systems administration. These jobs go by a variety of titles such as: systems administrator, network administrator, network engineer, database administrator and LAN specialist. This program would be an excellent choice for a student interested in a career with any of those job titles. To earn a certificate of achievement, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher and maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in the coursework required for the certificate. required courses

BUS 250 CNT 105 CNT 114 CNT 117 CNT 118 CNT 223 COMTC 110 COMTC 118

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Business Communications I........................ 3 Computer Networking Hardware/ Software....................................................... 3 Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials/Administration............................ 3 Implementing Microsoft Windows Directory Services........................................................ 3 Implementing a Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure................................................ 3 Designing a Secure Microsoft Windows Network........................................................ 3 Introduction to Computer Hardware/ Software....................................................... 4 Introduction to Operating Systems.............. 4

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Computer network technology plus at least 6 units from:

CNT 131 CNT 138

total minimum required units

CNT-103

CNT-116 Implementing Microsoft Windows Professional and Server

Database Administration.............................. 4 Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server........................................... 3

3 units LR • 45 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CNT 114 or equivalent • Note: May be repeated once when software and networking technologies are upgraded

33

Voice, Video and Network Cabling

1 unit LR • May be repeated once • 18 hours lecture/36 hours laboratory per term

This course is designed to provide students with the practical aspects of design, installation, testing, and troubleshooting cable carrying voice, data, and video signals. This course is designed to provide students with job entry skills to install and terminate voice video and networking cable to industry standards Students will terminate and test copper and fiber-optic cable. After completion of this course, students are able to be FOA certified. CSU

CNT-105

Computer Networking Hardware/ Software

3 units SC • May be repeated once • 54 hours lecture per term • Recommended: COMSC 100 or equivalent • Note: May be repeated once when software and networking technologies are upgraded

This course is a foundation course that provides an overview of computer networking components. It provides the student with the concepts needed to work in a networking environment. This course explains and describes how computer networks are used, designed, installed, and the terminology associated with computer networks. This course begins to prepare students for the CompTIA Network + exam and is the introduction course for the Microsoft and Computer Technical Support programs. CSU

CNT-114

Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials/Administration

3 units SC • 45 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CNT 105 or equivalent; COMSC 100 or equivalent

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform administrative tasks in a singledomain Microsoft Windows network. The goal of this course is to provide individuals who are new to Microsoft Windows operating system with the knowledge necessary to understand and identify the tasks involved in supporting Windows networks. This is an introductory course designed to provide knowledge of user accounts, groups and group scopes, permissions, security, Active Directory terminology, optimizing IP address allocation, utilities, and Web Services. CSU

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Students will learn to install and configure Microsoft Windows Professional on stand-alone computers and on client computers that are part of a workgroup or a domain. In addition, this course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to install and configure Windows Server and to create file, print, and Terminal Servers. Students will administer an organizational unit within a single domain structure. CSU

CNT-117 Implementing Microsoft Windows Directory Services 3 units LR • 45 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CNT 116 or equivalent • Note: May be repeated once when software and networking technologies are upgraded

Students will learn to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows Active Directory directory services. The course also focuses on implementing Group Policy and understanding the Group Policy tasks required to centrally manage users and computers. Students will use Group Policies to configure and manage the user desktop environment, to configure and manage software, and implement and manage security settings. Students will install and manage Windows Domains and Domain Controllers through Active Directory. CSU

CNT-118 Implementing a Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure 3 units LR • 45 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CNT 116 or equivalent • Note: May be repeated once when software and networking technologies are upgraded

This course will enable students to install, configure, manage and support a network infrastructure that uses the Microsoft Windows Server products. The course focuses heavily on TCP/IP and related services, including DHCP Server service, DNS Server service, WINS, network security protocols, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), and remote access. The course also enables the student to configure Windows as a network router, configure Internet access for a network, configure a Web server, and manage a Windows deployment using Remote Installation Services (RIS). CSU

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CNT-131

Database Administration

4 units LR • May be repeated once • 54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: COMSC 105 or equivalent • Note: Refer to course schedule for specific Oracle and SQL Server versions

This course is designed to give the database administrator (DBA) a firm foundation in basic administrative tasks and provide the necessary knowledge and skills to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot a database. Both Oracle and SQL Server are covered. CSU

CNT-135

SQL Programming

4 units LR • May be repeated once • 54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: COMSC 110 or ENGIN 135 or equivalent • Note: Refer to course schedule for specific Oracle and SQL Server versions

This course covers the creation and maintenance of databases and tables. It also covers storage, retrieval and manipulation of data. Both Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server are covered, including SQL script that is common to both, and product-specific variations. CSU

CNT-138 Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 3 units LR • May be repeated once • 45 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory per term • Note: Refer to course schedule for specific Exchange Server version

This course provides students with in-depth product information on the following topics: planning deployment and installing Exchange Server, architecture of Exchange Server, supporting Exchange Server in a single site or multisite enterprise environment, establishing messaging connectivity over the Internet, and supporting Web access to Exchange Server computers through Microsoft Outlook Web Access. CSU

CNT-148

Network Security and Ethical Hacking

3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory/18 laboratory by arrangement per term • Recommended: CNT 114 or equivalent • Note: Wireless and wired network security will be explored

Linux vulnerabilities, buffer overflow exploits, privilege escalation, Trojans, backdoors and more. This course is a beginning foundation for the preparation of the following certifications: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP), Security+, and Microsoft Security Certification. CSU

CNT-150 Topics in Computer Networking .3-4 units SC • May be repeated three times • Variable hours

A supplemental course in computer networking to provide a study of current concepts and problems in networking. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of classes. CSU

CNT-161

Router Configuration and Implementation

2 units SC • May be repeated once • 27 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CNT 105 or equivalent

This course is designed to introduce students to router configuration and implementation. Instruction includes safety, router commands, router bootup process, router IOS backup and restore process, TCP/IP addressing implementation, dynamic routing, and the administrator’s role and function. This course is part of the preparation for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) certification. CSU

CNT-223

Designing a Secure Microsoft Windows Network

3 units LR • 45 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: CNT 117 or equivalent • Note: May be repeated once when software and networking technologies are upgraded

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design a security framework for small, medium and enterprise networks using Microsoft Windows technologies. Students will learn to provide secure access to local network users, to remote users and remote offices, between private and public networks, and to partners. Group Policy, site topology, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), e-commerce, printer security, and security for nonMicrosoft clients are also taught in the course. CSU

Students will learn about hacker attacks on computers and networks, and how to protect systems from such attacks. Students will learn legal restrictions and ethical guidelines, and will be required to obey them. Students will perform many hands-on labs, both attacking and defending, using port scans, footprinting, exploiting Windows and

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Associate in science degree - Computer science

Computer science – COMSC The computer science department offers courses in three general areas, each targeted to serve students with specific needs: a. General education students seeking a Computer Literacy course which will transfer to both CSU and UC campuses and/or provide hands-on instruction in the use of personal computer for classroom and research needs (COMSC 095, 100, 100L) b. Computer science transfer students planning to major in Computer Science or computer engineering at a fouryear school (COMSC 105, 110, 210, 255, 260, and 265) c. Information systems (programming) professionals who are seeking to update their skills, (COMSC 098, 171, 172, 245, 255, 265, 266 and 267)

The associate in science in computer science is designed as a two-year curricular pathway that offers students a broad general education while integrating an in-depth study of computer science. Students will be prepared to assume entry-level positions in business and industry. Many of the courses are also applicable toward advanced levels of study. Students who intend to transfer to a four-year program in computer science should consult with a counselor regarding other mathematics and science requirements. To earn a degree, students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C” grade or higher, and complete all graduation requirements as listed in the catalog. Some courses may satisfy both major and other graduation requirements; however the units are only counted once. major requirements

COMSC 110 COMSC 210 COMSC 260

Math and Computer Science Division Rachel Westlake, Dean Math Building 267 925-685-1230 ext. 2609

units

Introduction to Programming......................... 4 Program Design and Data Structures........... 4 Assembly Language Programming/ Computer Organization.................................. 4

in addition, the student must complete either

COMSC 265 Advanced Programming with C and C++...... 4 COMSC 266 Object Oriented Programming with C++....... 4 or

Possible career opportunities

Study in computer science prepares students for careers in programming, computer operations, systems analysis and engineering, and web design, as well as artificial intelligence, robotics, and software engineering and development. Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Besides offering courses designed to meet lower-division requirements for a major in computer science, there is also a wide variety of courses covering current popular topics and new software development tools and languages. Such courses provide a path for working professionals to upgrade their skill-set and keep abreast with current technology.

COMSC 255 Programming with Java................................. 4 COMSC 256 Advanced Programming with Java................ 4

total minimum required units

Certificate of achievement - Computer and information science This program prepares students for a variety of programming or information systems positions and is especially suitable for students who have four-year degrees.

To earn a certificate of achievement, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher.* Certificate requirements may only be completed by attending a combination of day and evening classes.

Program level student learning outcomes

*Up to 15.5 units may be P

A complete list of program level student learning outcomes for each program is available in this catalog in Section Four: Program level student learning outcomes. Students may also consult the website at: www.dvc.edu/slo for the most current information.

required courses

Associate in science degree

plus at least 4 units from:

Computer science

Certificates of achievement

Computer and information science Microcomputer software support

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BUSAC 186 COMSC 110 COMSC 210 COMSC 260

units

Principles of Accounting I.............................. 4 Introduction to Programming......................... 4 Program Design and Data Structures........... 4 Assembly Language Programming/ Computer Organization.................................. 4

COMSC 100 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems.......................................................... 3 COMSC 100L Introduction to Computer Software............... 1 COMSC 105 Introduction to Computer Science................ 4

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Computer science plus at least 3 units from:

BUS 240 MATH 142

Business Statistics......................................... 3 Elementary Statistics and Probability........... 4

plus at least 12 units from:

BUS 250 CNT 105 CNT 114 COMSC 95 COMSC 96 COMSC 97 COMSC 171 COMSC 255 COMSC 256 COMSC 265 COMSC 266 COMSC 267

Business Communications I.......................... 3 Computer Networking Hardware/ Software......................................................... 3 Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials/Administration.............................. 3 WWW Publishing with HTML......................... 1 Advanced WWW Publishing.......................... 1 Advanced HTML - Style Sheets and DHTML........................................................... 1 Introduction to UNIX and Linux..................... 2 Programming with Java................................. 4 Advanced Java Programming........................ 4 Advanced Programming with C and C++...... 4 Object Oriented Programming with C++....... 4 Windows Programming with C#.................... 4

total minimum required units

35

This program gives students the skills in computer programming, personal productivity applications, and data communications that they will need to succeed as a software support specialist in a typical office environment where administrative and financial management are supported by personal computers. To be successful the individual must have an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of microcomputers, be able to recommend personal productivity solutions to management, purchase and install stand alone and networked microcomputers and software, write instructions for using applications, and provide training on new systems. To earn a certificate of achievement, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a “C” grade or higher.* Certificate requirements may only be completed by attending a combination of day and evening classes. *Up to 11 units may be P units

BUSAC 186 Principles of Accounting I.............................. 4 BUS 250 Business Communications I.......................... 3 COMSC 100 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems...................................... 3 COMSC 100L Introduction to Computer Software............... 1 COMSC 110 Introduction to Programming......................... 4 plus at least 12 units from:

BUSAC 185 QuickBooks Accounting for Business I........... 1.5 CNT 105 Computer Networking Hardware/ Software........................................................... 3 CNT 114 Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials/Administration................................ 3 COMSC 95 WWW Publishing with HTML........................... 1 COMSC 96 Advanced WWW Publishing............................ 1

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total minimum required units

27

** Up to 4 units total may be from COMSC 150.

COMSC-095 WWW Publishing with HTML 1 unit P/NP • May be repeated once • Non degree applicable • 18 hours lecture/9 hours laboratory per term

Learn to publish World Wide Web (WWW) pages using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Create your own web page and study how to create attractive and functional documents using text and graphics.

COMSC-096 Advanced WWW Publishing

Certificate of achievement Microcomputer software support

required courses

COMSC 97 Advanced HTML - Style Sheets and DHTML............................................................. 1 COMSC 150** Topics in Computer Science....................0.3-4 COMSC 171 Introduction to UNIX and Linux........................ 2 COMSC 255 Programming with Java................................... 4 COMSC 265 Advanced Programming with C and C++........ 4

1 unit P/NP • May be repeated once • Non degree applicable • 18 hours lecture/9 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: COMSC 095 or equivalent

This is an advanced WWW Publishing course which builds on the skills learned in COMSC 095 and provides further hands-on development of WWW documents and web programming fundamentals.

COMSC-097 Advanced HTML - Style Sheets and DHTML 1 unit P/NP • May be repeated once • Non degree applicable • 18 hours lecture/9 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: COMSC 095 or equivalent

This course will cover the use of “style sheets” to create formatting templates for a website and to precisely control the position and appearance of items on each web page. It will also cover DHTML techniques for creating animations. This class will open opportunities for students who want to be more involved in web page programming.

COMSC-098 PERL/CGI 1 unit P/NP • May be repeated once • Non degree applicable • 18 hours lecture/9 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: COMSC 095 or equivalent

This course will help you become fluent in PERL, fully versed in the language syntax, semantics and elements of style. We will create web pages and link them to CGI scripts written in PERL. These scripts will be used to generate dynamic web pages, and access files and data bases on web servers. We will also install Apache server software and Active State PERL interpreter.

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Catalog 2010-2011


Computer science

COMSC-110X Extended Introduction to Programming

COMSC-100 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems 3 units SC • 54 hours lecture/18 hours laboratory by arrangement per term

A beginning course designed to acquaint the student with the general concepts and basic vocabulary of computers and information systems. Includes introduction to the organization and functions of basic components of computers, and information processing systems. Instruction in programming procedures and programming logic is provided. Appropriate for the student with a general interest in this area as well as for the student desiring to pursue further training in computer science or information systems. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

COMSC-100L Introduction to Computer Software 1 unit SC • 54 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in COMSC 100

The student will learn to use the Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office, including the Excel spreadsheet program, the Access database program, the PowerPoint presentation program and the Word word processing program. The hands-on computer work will augment the basic concepts covered in COMSC 100. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor)

2 units P/NP • 27 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory per term • Prerequisite: COMSC 110 or equivalent • Note: The four-unit COMSC 110 is offered in either C++ or Java. Students cannot repeat COMSC 110 for the purpose of taking it in a different language. COMSC 110X offers this opportunity, in a compare and contrast context, without repeating the programming concepts taught in COMSC 110.

An extension of COMSC 110, allowing students to take the programming language portion of COMSC 110 in another language (C++ or Java).

COMSC-120 SQL Programming 4 units SC • 54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: COMSC 110 or ENGIN 135 or equivalent • Note: Refer to class schedule for specific Oracle and SQLServer versions

This course covers the creation and maintenance of databases and tables. It also covers the storage, retrieval and manipulation of data. Both Oracle and Microsoft SQLServer are covered, including SQL script that is common to bot